How To Keep Your Balance

“Our current perspective will influence our sense of everything else. For this reason, never look at something that is moving if balance is critical. If you ever need to walk across something narrow, say, a fallen tree that crosses a stream or river, then don’t look at the moving water—it makes balancing almost impossible.”*

Note to self: when life throws me off balance, focus on What Never Moves and trust my inner ear.

*Tristan Gooley, from The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals—and Other Forgotten Skills