Contentment and Balance

“One who is content with what he has and who accepts the fact that he inevitably misses very much in life is far better off than the one who has much more but who worries about all he might be missing. For we can not make the best of what we are if our hearts are always divided between what we are and what we are not. 

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. Let us therefore learn to pass from one imperfect activity to another without worrying too much about what we are missing.”

~ Thomas Merton

~ Reposted from First Sip

2 thoughts on “Contentment and Balance”

  1. Ah the middle way!! Love, love Merton. Thanks for posting these wonderful reminders of balance and harmony and contentment….All light and love your way….

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