Originally Posted by zeitgeist
Having said all this, I do not root for balance either; I look for meaning instead. Embrace and welcome everything that happens to you in your life as long as it is meaningful to you. My spiritual journey is all about learning. As long as every pleasurable and painful experience brings insights along the way and transforms me, bring it on! Reflections
I agree that developing balance and trancending the emotional extremes comes only from first experiencing them, and the lessons that they offer (or force) us to learn. Whether in this life, or in all of our incarnations, which situations/events impress us the most? It seems it is those that have brought us the most ectsasy, euphoria, love and joy, as well as those that have caused the most trauma, hurt and suffering. I believe that we are here for a reason, and that some of the most enlightened souls may have reached a place of balance... but, right now I'm not ready for a life without passion and pain.