Daily Om: Overachieving and Overreaching – A Sign of Imbalance
Today’s Daily Om really spoke to me. As with yesterday’s article, my comment centered on the importance of balance in one’s life. Western society (and now, many other countries) do overglorify careers and pushing onesself to the limit and beyond. While it’s good and healthy to have goals, it does need to be tempered with the needs of the body, soul and spirit. I really appreciate when the article said, “If we find that we cannot allow ourselves to experience and enjoy the present moment, putting pleasure off into some distant future, it may be a sign that we are being driven to achieve more than is truly necessary.” It is a good strategy for rebalancing ourselves when we are too close to the source of the instability to accurately judge when we’re going too far. Peter is right in that parents need to guide children until they learn to do this themselves, instilling in them the need to have this skill.