One day I met a man on the beach, standing stones over each other. When I inquired as to the difficulty of the task he responded with a challenge: "Here is a couple of them, try by yourself" And so I spent the rest of the afternoon attempting precisely that. Having failed that day, I returned the next one. "Oh, my!" Says the man "You should be an expert by now!"
But I wasn't. In fact, standing a big stone on top of another (by its pointy side) is close to impossible.
"You must empty your mind of everything", says the man. "It's just a matter of finding the exact
"Ridiculous!" Says I, "I just need to balance it very little to one side...until I find the right point..."
And that's what I did for the other thirty minutes, and failed. Rivers of sweat were rolling down my forehead on that hot day in Puerto Vallarta.
"Fine!" I cried. "You do it if it is so easy"
And so he did. It took him three seconds. I counted.
"Everything has a balance
Everything has a balance point. Everything: Stones, yoiur work, your mood, your food, your mind.
- The Stoneman