For the last two days, I've had an inner ear infection which has led to me losing my balance and feeling dizzy and weird (yes, I know even more than usual!) It's not like anything I've ever experienced before and absolutely no alcohol or other mind altering substances are involved. Being a complete control freak, the feeling of not quite being in control has been very uncomfortable for me. I've had to slow down, really think about my movements, not rush into anything and be quite definite about where I'm going and how I'm going to get there. I've viewed the world somewhat differently too. When you have to move more slowly in a world that seems to be all about speed and haste, it gives you a very different perspective.
I've found the most beneficial position for me is to look straight ahead, avoid any sudden movements and bending and it's best for me not to look to the side or behind.
Perhaps the universe is trying to send me a message - keep on straight, look ahead, slow down, don't get distracted by things on the sideline that are nothing to do with me and don't dwell on what's gone. Sounds a pretty good analogy for life.