Tools and machines enlarge a man's sense of the world. They can both isolate us from and bring us closer to our interests. Antoine de Saint-Exupery captures that notion here:
In the quote, the author also suggests that an airplane and pilot are working to achieve balance with the forces affecting them. A pilot is constantly at work negotiating the land and sea coming towards him, and the unseen currents of air. The more the pilot moves, the more the world opens up before him.
If everything is in motion, how do we find balance? By actively seeking out and connecting with what is around you, and learning about the forces that are affecting you. Understand your environment and become part of it rather than distancing yourself from it.