Sunday, August 31, 2014

PART III WHAT WE HAVE IS ALL WE NEED

I believe that in all areas of life we need to consider the source. Buddhists, probably monks, likely created this saying. For them, the external world and all its materialistic pursuits, were not important.Their inner spirituality was all that mattered. If they had a meal and a place to sleep they had what they needed—even if the meal was sparse and they rested on a hayloft.

Most of us haven't followed their strict self-sacrificing beliefs or ideals. In some cases, what one has is never enough as the grass is always greener and the next newer car, house, trip, pair of shoes, etc. etc. is always better. Or at least it seems that way.

For our physical and emotional health we need to strike a balance between the material and spiritual worlds, blending the two together in a way that helps us keep our stress levels under control.

By spiritual, I do not mean religious; I am referring to an inner peace facilitated by rest, relaxation, meditation, exercise, time outs, etc.

From my observation perch, I see a world drowning in stress—on call 24/7—striving all too hard for personal success, while families strive to raise perfect children, often at their own and their marriages detriment.

The question remains as to what you can gain from embracing this statement? Is "What you have all you need?" Might it help you to continue to pursue your dreams,while helping you to appreciate and value what you already have?

Bye for now,

Bill

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