Balanced Thinking: a Perspective in Harmony with the World

Balanced Thinking: a Perspective in Harmony with the World
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by the psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 15 November, 2021

Balanced thinking allows you to think about the world without using a lot of filters and moderate distortion. Also, it helps you remain authentic and not get bogged down by prejudice. You can think without having too many cognitive distortions. Accepting and practicing this type of approach would allow you to leave behind a wide range of negative elements. These range from anxiety to those spirals of discouragement that can sometimes haunt you.

When you hear the word “balance”, various ideas come to mind. One of them is without a doubt the classic image of someone on a tightrope, high in the air, trying not to fall off. They slowly inch forward with skill and patience, trying not to fall to their death. Their balance, far from being in their feet, can actually be found in their mind. This image actually couldn’t be any more accurate.

In our day-to-day, we oftentimes find ourselves in this same situation. Our reality is sometimes chaotic, demanding, complex, and even painful. Life is the tightrope, and we are the acrobats who must keep our balance so as to not lose control. Applying balanced thinking is the key to achieving this because, with it, our emotions also find tranquility. Our “feet” find the right direction to allow us to accomplish a concrete objective.

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