At a very fine level, life sometimes pulls us away from the gentle approaches of God’s spirit.
Where we want to be quiet, it [life] sometimes pulls us to be loud.
Where we want to be gentle, to fight. Where we want to be unseen, to boastful acts. The corporate world seems to reward boastfulness.
Staying balanced is a highly nuanced game. If you ever feel like these pulls are getting tougher to balance than they should ordinarily be, refocus on God.