I am of the opinion that finding balance is merely a way of wading in the waters that are bound to surround and drown you if you are not careful in your pursuit. There are times when being crystal clear about your identity and what you value can lead to self-destruction, distractingyou from purpose. While finding that balance that connects your past to your future may be a daunting task, it is necessary in order to find what drives your passion. Understanding what and why you are the way you are is a virtue within itself. For me, it was realizing that the balance of my life did not equal the sum. I carried the sum in excess and the balance as a deficiency. It mattered not how I was going to get to the sum; the sum was what I needed. I just read one of the comments below from Shane K. Floyd, PhD. which states that, "The uniqueness of trying to find balance can involve one's ability to express the meaningfulness of the journey itself." Wow! This was powerful in its message to me. I was not concerned about the journey, only the destination. However, this one statement has me thinking of all the things that I have missed along the way that has helped to shape and form my understanding of total generosity, trusting authenticity, and true grit, the vital composition of my virtue, that at times, if I am honest, pleads for change.