Balance is like a seesaw. Or maybe log rolling. Constant movement to stay afloat. Or even adrift. The opposite of being knocked off the seesaw/log/balance metaphor of your choice and thrown to hard, hard ground, because face it. Sure, you get knocked down and you get up again (so the song says) and you dust yourself off and get back on the horse and etc. But still. Falling down hurts like hell, so if you can avoid it all the better. And I know the more you fall, the more better you get, but I’m pretty sure that the falling will come often enough for learning, no matter the balancing act.
When to be selfish, or giving. To let go or hold on. Be confident or humble. Paper or plastic. Seize the day or wait for the right moment.
Sometimes you just have to shift your weight just so.