And he wanted to talk to us about finding balance in our lives.
Matt said that he used to view balance as a tightrope, or a see-saw. But now he thinks those are terrible metaphors for balance.
Take the see-saw. A see-saw implies that the variables are known, limited, and within our control. But real life? It’s not like that. We have no idea what’s coming next, and most of it is out of our control anyway.
Matt said a better metaphor for balance is a Twister board. Because balance isn’t about keeping things even: it’s about not falling down.
Matt said that Twister board represents our lives. See all those colored circles that make up the board? Those circles represent the things that may trip you up, cause you to fall. What fears get in the way of your dreams? What interferes with you living your best life? What variables are beyond your control? Each of those things takes up a space on the board.
Here’s the key: You need a person in your life who will cover each space and will keep you from falling.
Life is like the game of Twister. We need other people in our lives who can carry us through, who can cover the spaces that we can’t control.
We need other people to keep us from falling.
Is your Twister board covered? Who keeps you from falling?