"The stresses associated with life in our hurry-up world can seriously
undermine our focus, productivity, and balance", says Jim Ballard.
Continues Ballard, "In our efforts to master rapid-fire change and to be
good providers, productive workers, and loving and supportive companions, it's
easy to lose our ability to enjoy the act of living."
Thus, to achieve "calm and centeredness in the midst of a whirlwind of
change", Jim Ballard recommends that we "stop trying so hard to exert
control over a chaotic universe, to become less dependent on the powers of the
intellect, and to learn to have faith in your ability to spontaneously make the
correct decision in any given situaton -- in short, to have a mind like water -- which is the name of Ballard's book, published in the year 2002 by John
WIley & Sons. The subtitle of the book is Keeping Your Balance in a Chaotic World.