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.
I have always loved the daily articles from this website. They are a wonderfully positive way to begin the day. Today’s article on a stress-free home speaks to me so much because of what we have recently gone through this year in moving. When I was going to business school, I learned the lesson it teaches today, that we must “Consider that homes are the outer reflections of those who live within.” It not only is a reflection of us, but of our current state of being, our attitudes, our inner stresses, our inner peace. If we want to change our outward environment, others reactions to us, we must first change our inner selves. What is it that is stressing us? How can it be remedied? If it cannot be changed, how can we change our reaction to it? This is a great key to inner peace, for there is much in the world we have no control over, except our reaction to it.
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