Life and its different dimensions needs to be balanced to have a healthy body and mind.
Illustration of the human life cycle: baby> child> adolescent> adult> old bbc.co.uk
Every part of our being is specially crafted by nature and nurture beginning from conception. Discovering one’s special make is very important( knowing your strengths and weakness), no amount of excessive stretching or work can create a new us. it takes a great person to admire the talents and achievements of friends, peers and competitors you don’t have to be them or strive for the same things, discover your inner talents and strengths and polish these to the best of your ability. We need to also know when to pause,break or completely stop if need be with our head high up, having done the best we could possibly do.
To survive at all, it may be necessary to overstretch or “create” certain capabilities, to do this we need the support of the society (big brother) close family and friends to at least guarantee a reasonable quality of life, without being critical or judgemental.
Expectation or better put the spirit of entitlement make people believe they are entitled to certain lifestyle,talent or position e.t.c. this have led to significant imbalance in most aspect of life, producing unstable people with physical, psychology or spiritual problem which either make them clinically mad, from mild depression to all sorts of psychotic disorders or commonly these days addicted to different types of substances ranging from food,exercise , work or mind altering drugs.
Once again we need to know who we are, not who we ought to be, where we are, not where we ought to be. We should discover what we enjoy most, the job most natural to us irrespective of the level or class, our talents, hobbies and develop these.
Everyone must learn:
1. Contentment: Gratitude for who we are and what we are. Learn to see the best in every situation and dwell on the positive – there are two sides to a coin.
2. Know our comfort zone, but do not rest in it, with right training and practice, maximise your ability, keeping in mind the balance of life.
3. The beauty of simple or uncomplicated life. this can be the foundation for new experiences or adventure before we venture afield if necessary.
Another way of having peace of mind is to acquire and balance fundamental human needs as discussed by Nax-Neef and associates