I've got to see "it" to "believe" it.
Sounds familiar? We as a human species tend to be visually oriented, certainly compared to, let's say, the mole. When we see something, we tend to believe it. When we don't see it, we are less likely to believe it. Seems so straightforward that we build our lives around what we see, and not around what we don't see.
Well, good luck with that. To ourselves.
So much stuff *is* out there. Right in front of our eyes. Yet, we don't see it.
You may have seen this example: How many passes does the team in white make?
This strikes you as an artificially created and rare situation? Think again.
During significant chunks of our life, instead of pleasing ourselves we please others: the economic system, our boss, the religious system, science, .... Some do it their entire life. We see what is important to the mission of others (the number of passes) more than what is important to our own mission (the gorilla).
Seeing our own gorilla is not easy. It's a life long mission. But it can be done.
And balance exercise can help.
Think of it as a sift: balancing exercise filters our thinking and feeling. It makes the dust fall through: the passes by the team in white. What remains are the pieces of gold: the gorilla.
Why? Balance exercise is about centering, literally. Centering is about getting closer to our most authentic self: the self that knows better than anyone or anything else what our unique mission is and what we we need to accomplish it. In a way, balancing exercise helps to figure out what our moonwalking bear is: the thing that is so important, but that we don't necessarily see right away.
And of course, your moonwalking bear will be different from mine. That may make it harder for you to find yours, and for me to find mine. But it also makes it exciting. The important thing is to look for it.
The moonwalking bear is so different than the number of passes by the team in white.