Happiness AND Suffering – where is the balance?

We have different degrees of happiness and different kinds of suffering. Material objects give rise to physical happiness, while spiritual development gives rise to mental happiness. Since we experience both physical and mental happiness, we need both material and spiritual development. This is why, for our own good and that of society we need to balance material progress with inner development.  – FB post from Dalai Lama 7.18.2011

Balance.

It has become an important aspect of  ministry for me.  Not just balance for me, but also for my church, my family, my friends, and on and on.

Balance is important.  We go through ebbs and tides of healthy balance.  But balance should always be a desire.  If balance is not a desire, it is time to evaluate what is commanding our time.  For surely it is now driving you instead of you driving it.

 

 

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