An entire universe co-created by complimentary polar opposite charges achieving equilibrium over time has been observed by various cultures around the world, for thousands of years. The existence of an omnipresent balance and living within the wisdom of moderation in all things has been spoken about since antiquity. My personal journey towards discovering this underlying balance, began to reveal itself to me as a teenager through the lyrics in music.
As I looked around me, and saw a world full of revolving problems, John Lennon’s lyrics featured in the song; “Watching the wheels”, struck me… “People say I’m crazy lost in confusion, I tell them there’s no problem only solutions…” Only solutions?!!!!!
Rape, murder, genocide, corruption and hunger. While I listed a thousand problems I saw in the world, I recognized a silent space of inner peace inside of me that resonated with John Lennon’s lyrics, as if they were some kind of self-evident truth.
At the same time, a lyric by Paul Simon struck me, “The thought that life can be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains.” I thought to myself; “Is it possible that everything was as perfect as it could ever be? Was I tricking myself into constantly thinking that life can be better than how it is right now?”
Within the Byrds song; “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, I noticed the words directly taken from the Roman Catholic Bible, in Ecclesiastes: “a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to kill and a time to heal.” Was my Bible sharing the existence of a time for an overall balance in everything?
As a martial artist since a child, I became interested in “eastern” oriented thought. By the age of 22, I was immersed enough into the Tao, to have gotten a tattoo of the Yin Yang on my Dan Tien. By then, I became convinced into one of the three components of Equilibration: It appears that there is an existing underlying balance in EVERYONE and within EVERYTHING, and WE can discover this underlying balance.
As a teenager exploring music, I also began writing poetry. Better stated, something was writing poetry through me! Without any cognition, poems flowed onto the page. I noticed that as I was writing, I experienced a state of grace and inner peace… One poem struck me immediately. It revealed to me a deeper understanding of people and our internal motivations.
At the age of 17 I wrote; “People dislike you, because in you they see things they don’t have and wish they did, or something they do have and wish they didn’t.” This poem lead me to discover another one of the three components of Equilibration: The importance of transcending projection and taking ownership of every part of oneself.
Then, at the age of 25, I met an amazing mentor who truly showed me what mastery of the mind is REALLY all about. In addition to the hundreds of sciences that we had discussed, Dr. John Demartini shared his ‘Demartini Method’ with me, which taught me the third and critical component to Equilibration: The importance of bringing BOTH, “positive” and “negative” emotions to balance.
As if ten years of contemplation on balance were not enough, John DRILLED the concept of Equilibration into my brain. Before I met Dr. Demartini, I learned to look for the “POSITIVE” in whatever I had experienced as “NEGATIVE”. In learning the ‘Demartini Method’, it became CLEAR that in order to achieve inner peace on ANY topic, I had to bring both, the illusion of EACH specific “POSITIVE” emotion and each specific “NEGATIVE” emotion, to balance…
Iconic lyricists, channeled poetry and the genius of a world renowned philosopher lead me to dedicate my life, to further explore the concept of Equilibrium. Equilibration shares how you can become aware of your specific emotions, how to take ownership of your emotions, and how to bring yourself (and your mind) to balance beyond your emotions.