We maintain our balance and harmony by being aware of it throughout each day. Pausing to take a Balance/Harmony Inventory from time-to-time will be a great addition to your schedule. Simply sit quietly, focused on your degree of balance and harmony, and allow yourself to become aware of the wobbly nature of the world and your life, focusing on the things that are destabilizing forces especially impacting you here and now. Just observe what arises in the silence without being hijacked and carried away by any of it. Simply refuse to react emotionally to anything that comes to mind. Check it in and tuck it into your awareness, and return to watching what emerges in the stillness. That's it. When your allotted time for the exercise expires, take a deep breath and return to your life in the world, trusting your own psychic forces to distance you from the upsetting realities, as you do your part in remaining emotionally distant from all of the terrors of the day (and night). Notice when your balance and harmony shift back toward the normal range, and look forward to your next "Time Out For Sanity (Balance and Harmony)."
The primary source of the pain of life is our emotional response to the experience of being alive. We wail over everything. Cut off the water at the tap! Pick yourself up! Dust yourself off! And get back in the saddle! What's with all the whining, crying, pouting and complaining? Shake it off and do what needs to be done! Nursing our wounds doesn't heal our wounds. Healing happens as we grow beyond our woundedness. We grow beyond our woundedness by not feeding our resentment, not giving vent to our anger, not soaking in our disappointment, not stoking our bitterness, not rehashing our grievances, not counting our losses, not remembering our sorrows, not bearing our grudges, not plotting our revenge, and not seething with fury... What needs to be done is waiting for our willful devotion and attention. And what needs to be done has nothing to do with our having been slighted. It is what the moment is calling for beyond our feelings at the moment. Find that and do it, and let that be that. All the Buddha needed to say.