Grasshopper, you must find balance.

posted Sep 5, 2015, 10:44 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 7:03 AM ]
Grasshopper, you must find balance.
A sage and wise Tibetan monk high on a mountain top in a cold and desolate place whom I happened upon in my travels offered to take me shelter.  During this stay he asked what I was seeking.  I told him I sought the riches of the earth and fame and a kingdom of my own to rule.  He thought about that and said he would teach me the one thing that would bring me all of that and more.

I was ecstatic thinking that this one thing must be so fantastic, great and wise that all men would desire it.  He said the one thing that he could teach me was that he could not teach me.  I said, "Huh?"  This was such a crock of Tibetan crap that I thought that the cold and desolation had warped his thinking somehow.  He further explained that if one can find balance then one would find everything, that it was the gateway to many and much prosperity and a bright future.

He further said that balance is something that I must seek and acquire on my own.  For he said, that his balance was not my balance and since the two were apart and not dependent on each other that I must find my own way.
I wandered through a nearby wilderness of bamboo jungle for 40 days and 40 nights for 40 miles (I have actually hiked 40 miles at one time and it is exhausting, but that is another story) almost starving and living on whatever I could find and sucking moisture out of fronds until finally I found my balance.  Dear Writers, as you may have guessed this is all a fabrication but your life story and the experiences that you’ve gone through have tested and tried you are what gives you balance and history and through that pain and anguish you have learned and become a better person.  You are today because of your personal history, good and bad.  Take your history and become one with it since it makes you unique.  No other person has your exact history and it gives you balance.
Now take your balance, grasshopper and write from your heart.
Give it a go, and let’s make it happen.  Contact me at ab3ring at juno dot com or dalanbinder at gmail dot com