Some of us need to plan to the nth degree and for every possible scenario and they’re probably all the worst case one. Some of us just take life as it comes, simply float like a leaf on the river of life and don’t prepare or plan for anything. Others believe that their fate is already laid out before them; go for readings and use other clairvoyant services to help guide them and fulfill their destiny.
The Middle Road
“Everything in moderation, including moderation” – Oscar Wilde
This is a great expression to live by. It means that you should plan for your future, be sensible, save some money for a rainy day, and don’t over indulge, but it also means that you should have fun, enjoy yourself, allow yourself to fall in love, to get angry and passionate, to binge and dream and imagine.
A dilemma that people always seem to have is between doing what makes them happy (read: sitting inside and eating pizza) and doing what is good for you (read: going for a run), and the secret is moderation. If all you did was eat pizza then you’d be huge, but equally if all you did was run then you’d be an emaciated stick, and that’s not healthy either! The people who are happiest and healthiest are the ones who don’t feel guilty about having a takeaway or a big slice of cake now and then but eat healthily the rest of the time. Equally, those who save a percentage each month but allow themselves a spree occasionally are happier than the ones who spend their entire wage within a week on what they desperately want and can’t afford the rent.
The same goes for planning. Planning is good, when you’re planning a holiday or an emergency escape route, but when you’re planning for every emergency you can think of, it becomes obsessive. If you fall apart every time life gets in the way of your plans, which inevitably and undeniably it will, then you need to relax and let go. There will be situations that you haven’t thought of, and ones that you can’t comprehend. The happiest, and calmest, people can plan for a situation, whatever it might be, and probably plan quite meticulously, but these people are able to deal with the fact that quite often things don’t go to plan.
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