Category Archives: Life balance and wisdom quotes

Quotes about life balance. Wisdom for finding peace in life.

“Do not overrate what you have received, or envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”

“Do not overrate what you have received, or envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.” Life balance and wisdom quotes

When we envy others we only envy some part of their lives.  It is so easy to find the good things in other peoples lives and neglect the bad ones. We would like to have a “hand picked selection” of good things and then we find our-self depressed if it does not came about. You cannot find happiness until you envy others.

Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems

Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems Life balance and wisdom quotes

There is a big difference between the real problem one faces and the imagined anxieties about this problem. People tend to overrate their difficulties and create imaginary problems in addition to real ones.  You have to make the question: do you really want to solve your problems, or just want to create more excuses?

Don’t try to change what is not in your control

Don't try to change what is not in your control Life balance and wisdom quotes

Don’t try to change things that are not in your control. Focus on what you can change.

People tend to think their happiness depends on other people and circumstances. We think if our parents/ children/ colleagues behave differently we will be happier. The truth is we can’t change them, but we can change our attitude and how we react. Those people who find happiness within themselves are generally more happy than those who want to find it in other people.