My friend John Vorhaus is an incredibly wise and generous man. Like the Sage of the Tao, he gives his knowledge freely and seems to have more, the more he gives away. He's an inspiration to me, as I struggle to be a wise and peaceful warrior.
Today, jv (as he is known to his friends) wrote, "The universe doesn't owe you anything but an education, and it gives you lessons every day."
It's easy, when overwhelmed by work or responsibilities, to get what I call "survival myopia" and lose sight of everything -- including a sense of scale and the lessons the universe is offering up every moment of every day -- except getting to the end of that To Do list. That, my friends, is a quick way to lose Balance, which is a quick way to unhappiness.
Trust me. I know what I'm talking about.
So, if I may impose on you all for a moment: don't forget to keep your eyes open and your head up. There are lessons all around us, and if we are open to them, our I believe we can live happier, fuller, more Balanced lives.