Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony. – Thomas Merton
We all know people, perhaps it is how you live your own life, that seem to be on a constant rollercoaster. People who are either extremely happy, or the exact antithesis, exceedingly despondent. For these folks there never seems to be balance; these people seem to completely miss content. They are either the life of the party or in need of consolation.
Living a happy life isn’t about maximizing the high-points while minimizing the canyons. Life is about creating balance; it’s about intentionally keeping our life in rhythm and harmony. When we are true to our values – when we live our lives guided by principles – we keep our priorities in order.