Imagine yourself up on a balance beam.
You tip this way too far; you make an adjustment. You tip that way too far; you adjust again.
You fall off, get a little hurt, you climb back up on the beam.
You hold your arms out, and you begin to sense which movements keep you steady, which movements throw you off kilter.
The difference between movements that send you tipping and movements that keep you right up where you’re supposed to be are very subtle, very small. Sometimes, they’re just barely noticeable.
As you practice, you learn to tune in fully to the things that affect your ability to keep steady.
You still fall at times, but getting back up becomes easier and easier. Each time you get up again, you do better.
You begin to learn how to dismount on purpose, nail your landing, knowing you’ll get back up when you’re ready. Maintaining your weight is a balancing act, a beautiful thing to behold.
excerpt from Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose. Volume 3. Psych Yourself to Keep It Off