Wisdom by Hindsight
The balancing point between too little and too much is happiness.
The secret of happiness is to ask yourself every day:
(1) What’s good about my life?
(2) What needs to be done?
(3) How can I get this done and enjoy the process?
Great questions and a good way to start the day.
I’m happy and I’m clueless why
Wonderful. You are blessed.
I’m relatively happy – but at times the “balance starts tipping”
Perfectly normal. It would be absolutely boring otherwise!
A precarious balancing act, Ramana. When the balance tips I just start again. Unperturbed. That’s what one of my lucky fairies at the cradle bestowed on me.
If you weren’t the star sign you are (and I only give lighthearted credo to astrology) then you’d be a Libran (as is the Angel and as was my beloved grandmother) – weighing things up, measured, always with an eye on the ball, throwing in a gram of this on the left, balancing out the pound on the right. Trapeze.
Believe me Ursula, I don’t deliberately set out to be like that. I am just made that way. It is all natural for me.
Too little happiness is dismal, and leads to depression. Too much happiness leads to euphoria, a condition that just can’t be sustained. So yes, finding that balance is the ‘sweet spot’!
Well put. The Buddhists have got the right term for it. Equanimity.
Indeed. Or to put it another way, all things in moderation.
What will we do without our old adages. So apt!
The quote is similar to the Optimizing Stress curve.
Yes, it is indeed.
I agree that Happiness is found in balance. In the balance of all things. One can’t be too good or too bad; one can’t be too humanitarian or too cruel; one can’t aspire to equality (this aspiration in itself creates a lack of equilibrium) cause there’s no such thing; one can’t seek to destroy only without constructing and one can’t seek to construct only without destroying. And so forth.
In the middle lies virtue and happiness too 🙂 – and I am being cheeky now lol.
Your cheekiness is very endearing. So, please continue to be so.
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