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Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
-- Henry David Thoreau
 

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ongoing state of balance

It is not enough to build for the future, and it is not enough to live for the moment. You need both, every day.

Remember today to balance the long-term concerns with the short-term opportunities. Be focused and purposeful, while also being curious and playful.

Make time in each day for doing what you have not planned on doing. Allot other time in each day to create the good things that require planning and persistence.

Living with no regrets means living in an ongoing state of balance between work and play, rest and activity, focus and spontaneity. It is when you get too far out of balance that stress and disease begin to arrive.

In one part of your life’s garden, plant seeds that will take a while to grow, feeding, watering and nurturing those seeds. From another part of the garden, cut fresh flowers and place them in your home where you can enjoy them, or better yet, enjoy giving them away.

Your future is important, and so is each present moment you’re in. Give attention and effort to both, and live in healthy, fulfilling balance.

— Ralph Marston

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