Balanced, calibrated 305.
1. taking account of all sides on their merits without prejudice or favoritism
2. containing different elements in suitable quantities or suitably arranged to produce a satisfying and effective whole
3. in a state of mental and emotional stability and able to make rational judgments
fair, impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, even-handed, distinterested, objective, reasonable, neutral.
Ex. Quiet temperament is the mark of a balanced person.
2. harmonious; orderly.
Ex. a balanced composition.
Where am I unbalanced in my life?
Here is how Gil Fronsdal puts spiritual choices:
What choices can I make that lead towards reliable, wise peace and happiness? What is skilful to allow us to have some lasting, ongoing peace and wellbeing?
Gil’s vision of the Buddha’s example:
Sitting down under a tree in a very simple place and then begin to look at one’s heart and mind and ask:
“What choices can I make to make my heart simpler?”
“What choices can I make to make my heart more open?”
“What choices can I make to make my heart more peaceful?”
“What choices can I make to make my heart more happy?”
“What is that?”
That seems to me to point to the essence of balance. Being balanced is a experience of constancy from within that comes with the experience of self-trust and self-care, and being balanced is a state of refering inward for happiness and peace.