To build the foundation of Ahimsa means pretty much to work on finding our courage, and using that courage to face our fears of the unknown of, and in, life.
As we know, courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to be afraid without being paralyzed. Courage is found by facing our fears – the small ones, the fat ones, the embarrassing ones, and the really big, scary ones. Cause, if we keep ourselves safe, how will our courage grow?
As our courage grows we can use that courage to create balance in our lives. To live a balanced life means to sometimes lose balance, and to realize that balance is not something we one day all of a sudden find, but that it is something we create. We create it by identifying was is essential to us, and that we, with the use of courage then build as much as possible of our life around those things essential to us, working on eliminating things not so essential to us.
Balance comes from listening to the guidance and wisdom of the inner voice. To be in tune with ourselves, we must get quiet and listen and then heed this inner voice.