What are you searching for?
One of the people I work with said to me this morning that every day that she is breathing is a good day, and laughed. I have been very lucky in my life to have met and worked with some wonderful people who have had to overcome many illnesses. Many of these people believe that having a good attitude helped them survive and defeat the illness that they faced. I believe they are partially correct, attitude is an important part of how we deal with life.
I counsel that we cannot control how others behave, all we can do is control how we react to the behaviour. However, if one is sick, or tired, or depressed then our ability to control our own reactions are limited. I have a friend who believes that we need to balance the four (Spirituality, Health, Relationships and Work) important aspects of life.
Easy to say, hard to do, I am not a spiritual person, so I find it hard work to find the balance that I seek. I strive to balance, relationships, health, and work, so perhaps I am not a square, but a triangle. I think the idea of spirituality residing outside of one's self is interesting but not relevant to many of my generation. I believe that if one should seek spirituality within, by the method with which we see ourselves and how we interact with others and our environment. Many of us are on the phenomenal plane and in the pursuit of pleasure, but the pursuit of pleasure sometimes brings us pain. Maybe we should be searching for Bliss.
A Buddhist quote to think about: On the phenomenal plane we seek pleasure and the avoidance of pain. On the noumenal plane, we know the absence of both - which is Bliss. - Why Lazurus Laughed by Wei Wu Wei