Originally posted on Hanes Psychology:
Balance can be defined as an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain steady and upright. Balance seems to be much more and is important in all aspects of our lives.
Homeostasis, one of the needs described by Maslow, is the need for the human body to maintain the balance of its systems. We need the appropriate balance of water, nutrients, and other factors to feel and be healthy.
In fact balance and equilibrium seem to be fundamental physical laws as described by the laws of thermodynamics.