אִזּוּן, שִׁוּוּי מִשְׁקָל
One could argue that the lifestyle guidelines presented in the Torah are all about balance, especially in light of this week's portion.
The Hebrew word for balance when talking about non-physical things such as lifestyle is אִזּוּן listen and repeat. It comes from the word for that organ that helps us keep our balance when we stand and walk - אׁזֶן listen and repeat, the ear.
הָרוֹפֵא מְחַפֵּשׂ אֶת הָאִזּוּן הַנָּכוֹן שֶׁל תְּרוּפוֹת.
The doctor is looking for the right balance of medications.
Balance in the physical sense is שִׁוּוּי מִשְׁקָל listen and repeat - literally, equalizing weight.
הָאָזְנַיִם מְאַפְשְׁרוֹת לָנוּ לִשְׁמוֹר עַל שִׁוּוּי מִשְׁקָל.
Our ears (the ears) enable us to keep (our) balance.