Ligo Haibun Challenge ~ Balance

Prompt ~ Balance

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photo credit – Ye Pirate

Balance in the physical context is related to gravity. The center of gravity (cog) is that point where the weight of the body is chiefly concentrated.  This is normally at the upper third of the sacrum during the normal standing position.The human body is most stable when the cog is at its lowest (nearest to earth surface).

A person supine on floor with the cog at lowest point is physically very stable, yet mentally and/ or spiritually may be very unstable. This is because of the sense of  “ I am” (ego) is not in balance. Akin to the force of gravity, the ego is essential; and just like the cog it is most stable if kept at its lowest ( ~ in tune with our inner capabilities).

Finally, the wider the base of support – the easier it is to maintain balance (both for cog as well as ego).

Truly wise refrain

from extremes to lead a life

skilfully balanced

words <220



12 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge ~ Balance

  1. You are really on a roll my friend! Your haibun are unique- you have carved your own style, and frankly it is a very readable, rich style. The point about ego was masterful, and led so well to the haiku. Absolutely excellent – this one (also) is a must for our haibun anthology we plan to publish.

    • Thank You 🙂

      A haibun may record a scene, or a special moment, in a highly descriptive and objective manner or may occupy a wholly fictional or dream-like space. The accompanying haiku may have a direct or subtle relationship with the prose and encompass or hint at the gist of what is recorded in the prose sections ~ wiki 🙂

  2. I never tire of reading your haibun. Each is precise and passes on several things at the same time. The flow of execution, the style unique, the meaning deep and rich and the haiku the essence of all that is not said but hopefully imparted. Excellently done!

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