Striking the Balance between Your Physicality and Your Spirituality

Striking the Balance between Your Physicality and Your Spirituality

by Lou Diamond
     
 
“We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings undergoing a physical experience.”
Gurus and holy books have reminded us of this message since the beginning of civilization. We tend to focus on the needs of our bodies all the time. And when we feel empty and desperate, we turn towards spiritual fulfillment. You may

Overview

“We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings undergoing a physical experience.”
Gurus and holy books have reminded us of this message since the beginning of civilization. We tend to focus on the needs of our bodies all the time. And when we feel empty and desperate, we turn towards spiritual fulfillment. You may be a fine, healthy young man or woman, but if your spirit is depressed, your body will soon begin to suffer.
In the words of the Buddha "The mind is everything. What you think you become."
To achieve a balanced mind and in turn to live a balanced physical existence, three qualities have to be in perfect equilibrium – Wisdom, Benevolence and Courage. A balance of these 3 qualities ensures that you achieve your goals in life with zest and discipline while also being compassionate to your fellow beings, guided by wisdom.
If you only have passion without wisdom and compassion, you may become a cruel and foolish person. Benevolence alone without willpower and wisdom will make you a useless romantic idealist. And wisdom alone without action and kindness will turn you into a reclusive hermit. Theosophy teaches that when these three virtues are kept in equilibrium, Man can become fully effective and happy in the world.
Just try it out. Make a list of your friends and tick away in 3 columns against their names. You will be able to see one or two of the above qualities missing in them. And you will find that he or she who has all the three virtues in balance is the best human being among them all.

Table Of Contents
Chapter 1:
The Right Balance
Chapter 2:
The Three Pillars of Life
Chapter 3:
What Disturbs the Balance
Chapter 4:
Laughing on the Tightrope
Chapter 5:
Money and the Soul
Chapter 6:
Toward a Spiritual Sexuality
Chapter 7:
The Power of Prayer
Chapter 8:
Oriental Methods of Achieving Balance
Chapter 9:
Achieving Balance through Yoga
Chapter 10:
Feeding Your Soul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012368294
Publisher:
Lou Diamond
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
97 KB

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