Balance

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation, rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle

The key to all of life’s frequent and pressing questions is balance.  Multi-faceted questions are typically asked in terms of which side of the spectrum does an individual stand.  For example, should one act or not, should one live for the present moment or live for the future or past, and should one hang on or let go of a dream, of an idea, or pursuit.  However, framing the question as to illicit a “this or that” response leaves much unexamined.   Continue reading “Balance”

Patience

“Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength” Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Given the rapid rate technology evolves in delivering speed and the high demand and premium placed on acquisition, more and more individuals are growing impatient.  Patience with oneself, others, and external events is essential in maintaining equanimity.   Continue reading “Patience”

A Good Life

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee

Happiness, purpose, and fulfillment is not one size fits all.  There is too much variety among us as human beings to identify one definition of a good life or a life well-lived.  Many pursue wealth and reputation as a means to attain happiness; others pursue moral and ethical development as another path to attain happiness and equanimity.  So, in a manner to some degree all of us seek happiness as the final aim to living.   Continue reading “A Good Life”