I am an all-or-nothing personality, there seems to be so little balance in my way of being that sometimes I need to consciously rethink my actions. Often, my energy and thoughts are so focused on one thing that I feel burnt out or overwhelmed.
I have come to realize that the way to inner peace is balance. The best way to get something done is to just stop working on it for a while... just like a day full of hard work is nourished by a night of deep sleep. Balance allows a person to release those frustrations of every day living. Nature is a perfect example of this. Day flows into night in a never-ending cycle. Summer transitions into fall, which slowly prepares for the winter. Emotions work in similar ways. Happiness and sadness, effort and relaxation, excitement and quiet, work and play... all of these emotions allow our lives to be full, complete and in balance.