Optimum balance is ideal balance. What is ideal balance? You may have read the 650 page OBM book and even attended the 15 days of training. You may have even completed these more than once. And still you may be having difficulty defining “optimum balance.” Because “optimum balance” itself is subjective. It may change according to the person, the context (the natural system) and even your point of view.
But, we can define the dynamics with certainty. For the individual, the primary constituents of optimum balance are biological, psychological and social balance. This is what is referred to in medicine as homeostasis.
Biological balance at its core is related to food intake, movement, sleep and sexual balance being present.
Psychologically, there are many constituent parts. The major ones are:
Your ego being in balance.
Perception and meaning structures to match reality as it is and having the capabilities to deal with the reality you find yourself confronting.
Your states being in balance (this is related to the seven primary emotions that we call success, joy of life, self confidence, learning, awareness, love, and inner peace).
At the level of meaning, placing ourselves and the meaning of life in the right place.
To know in a wellformed way, and when acting to do as much as necessary and being able to stop when it’s no longer necessary to act.
Being able to form an organizing system according to the level of complexity of the natural system.
To live in accordance with your values.
For the trance phenomena to be in balance and to remain in an optimistic frame of mind, and in ‘learning mode’
For your perceptions, meaning structures, and capabilities to be in balance.
For your visual, auditory, and kinesthetic channels to be in balance when you are thinking or processing information
For the future and past to be balanced in the present.
For your social identities to be in balance:
For your private life identities and work identities to be in balance.
To balance success and inner peace.
To balance our outer world with our inner life.
For the “we” and the “me” to be in balance.
And for all of the above to be interdependently balanced:
The mind and the body … in balance
Contraction and relaxation … in balance
Serotonin and dopamine … in balance
When awake, … beta and alpha in balance
Mind – labor – and heart … in balance
Sustainability and functionality … in balance
That’s how we may start to define the primary dynamics.
And if all these strike you as complex:
Optimum Balance is simply “happiness” … and if you master it, what you attained is called “wisdom.”
And don’t worry, you don’t have to deal with the above one by one. Because all of the above are related to eachother. When you master a few, the rest begin to balance out by themselves.
WHAT, THEN IS OPTIMUM BALANCE, AS A MODEL?
It’s a model of life that describes how individuals, families, organisations, and even societies … how all human systems can attain and sustain Optimum Balance.
It’s an application of system thinking theory to Ericksoninan psychotherapy practice to reinterpret human nature, that’s how this model was formed.
It interprets problems in their individual context but systemically and generates solutions to be applied to educational, health, psychotherapy, family dynamics, youth, or female issues, problems at all levels of business life