My body has been learning a lot about balance in life especially from my swimming practices.
I have learned that to gain balance it is important to be relaxed.
In my meditations I realized that to stay relaxed it is important to keep a sense of humor.
One thing my body realized while swimming today was that having a focused core (hara, tanden) helps my balance.
So it seems that relaxation has to be around a stable core. And at the same time, the focus on core has to be with a sense of humor!
What is the core of my life --- what should be my point of focus?
How can I keep my sense of humor at the same time that I keep my focus on the core?
I am not going to think about these questions, and won't try to intellectualize them (beyond writing this post :)
I am sure that the answers will emerge during my daily practice of life :)