How can we be fierce and assertively "go get" what we want in our life but at the same time be kind (with ourselves and everyone we meet) and "let go" of our attachment to what we want or think we need - all at the same time? How do we strongly but gracefully manifest our "goals" and self actualize, within the context of an ever-changing, never perfect reality filled with inevitable suffering? What gets us out of bed in the morning and living in the moment while growing and evolving as a person and meeting the challenging demands of real life finances, relationships and responsibilities? The answer is "I don't know". But what I do know is that creating experiences in our lives that cultivate balance is the only way to begin to feel the answers. Can we find a massage that is strong, deep and transformative, yet with loving and nurturing energy? Can we workout in a way that is challenging but mindful and supportive so we are actually adding feel good years to our life instead of burning out our flame? These moments set the tone for everything else. They give you a taste of balance so you know what you are looking for. For me, writing this note brings me here + now and makes me feel connected.