After much consideration I have decided upon my OLW. It is balance. During the Christmas break I consistently slept for at least 8 hours or more. Consequently I felt energized, relaxed and in a more loving spirit. I did some school work, but not more than maybe a days worth. I read lots of books. My husband often reminds me to put away my work and go to bed. Rather than going to bed, I feel the need to finish correcting the last paper in the pile. This time off has made me realize that I am not finding time to “chill” and enjoy the little things. I am also aware that I need to be more aware of how I am using my time. Sleep will become more of a priority because without sleep it can be difficult to show love and compassion.
There should be a balance between material and spiritual progress, a balance achieved through the principles based on love and compassion.- Dalai Lama