Money is a means to an end and not an end by itself. Quite often we get deeply involved in work on a daily basis and we forget to pay attention to the really important details in our lives.
I can feel now the hot question: “And what are the really important things in a human life?” This is everything that would make you happy. Now think twice before saying that money makes you happy. A million dollars would bring the need to be wisely invested and what if you cannot make the right decisions? What if you have to worry every single day if this one million is still one million or more or less? Do you still have it or not?
As you may guess happiness is different for everybody. However quite often what makes us feel really better is the time spent for relaxation and restoration. It is quite normal because for most people the daily round is full of tension and quite naturally they feel better if the balance is restored. People who spend all their time in calm and relaxing environment would need some action to feel better. It is all about finding and restoring the natural balances. Then life becomes a form of art.
This is what Brian Vaszily has said
~ Take your seat on the shore. Listen to the ancient voice in the waves. Taste the salt of life on your tongue. Run your fingers through the eternal sand. Breathe deeply. If you find yourself worrying about your cell phone and emails, if you find yourself feeling guilty that you should be doing “something important,” breathe deeply again. And again.
Breathe deeply until every fabric of your being is reminded that this, being here, is your top priority. This is peace. This is wisdom. The work is a means to living, but this is the living. ~