The following is excerpted from The Inner Life, a collection of writings by Hazrat Inayat Khan.
There must be balance, the balance of the head and the heart, the balance of power and wisdom, the balance of activity and repose. It is the balance which enables us to stand the strain of our journey and permits us to go forward, making our path easy. Never imagine for one moment that those who show lack of balance can ever proceed further on the spiritual journey, however greatly in appearance they may seem to be spiritually inclined. It is only the balanced ones who are capable of experiencing the external life as fully as the inner life, to enjoy thought as much as feeling, to rest as well as to act. The center of life is rhythm, and rhythm causes balance.
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Soul of a Dancer
Clarity, Hope and Courage
Sufism: A Call to Awaken
A Dance of Divine Light
The Sufi Way
Image: Balinese dancer. Photographer unknown.