I had my knee bent and ankle resting at the top of my thigh while I bent forward, balanced precariously on the other leg.
I looked like a drunk flamingo.
…Find balance working with those opposing forces…
My thoughts moved between contemplating how fabulous I was for beginning to move my body into a tricky balancey pose, pondering the happenings of my day…and thinking about how not to topple over.
Then these words from Yoga with Adriene floated off the iPad: find balance working with those opposing forces.
It shifted two things: mostly importantly at the time, I applied the statement to my body and it created a stronger foundation for the balance pose. I was – gratefully – less likely to face-plant in a tangled mess.
It also created a calm, clear focus in my mind’s eye as I applied the concept to leadership and management. Opposing forces don’t have to be obstacles to be overcome or battled; they can be strengths we leverage to achieve goals.
Opposing forces can be our greatest asset.
In leading and managing situations, finding balance working with those opposing forces might add value for everyone. That matters.
In standing-on-one-leg situations, it might add value to my balance.
That matters too.