On one side of the scale sits the weight of logic. It serves us well and helps us reason through many of life’s most difficult challenges. It recognizes patterns and helps predict and even create future realities. It rewards those diligent enough to study historical truths, giving them tools to outwit the naïve and simple.
The other side is loaded with the mass of inspiration and matters of the spirit. Those things that are unseen, unpredictable, hard to explain. Without delving into the nuances of religions, man consistently shows that faith impacts outcomes. Underdogs inspire us because they defy logic and find ways to thrive. They show up and achieve success, in spite of what the odds may dictate.
One without the other is a life out of balance. Ask the depressed wealthy person to logically escape the spiral of darkness they find themselves in. Intellectually, they know they have the means to solve or manage most problems that may come. Yet, they remain paralyzed. Yet, when that person goes to visit a much poorer or unhealthy individual, whose joy and happiness are unbounded, the former psychological vice begins to lose it’s grip.
Conversely, take the most spiritual student, who has taken a vow of poverty and place him in a field of riches. While he continues to pray for a spiritual answer to world hunger, might he be missing the opportunity to use the wealth before him to invest in farms, tools for irrigation, and training to teach an entire village how to sustainably support themselves.
Be wise, be inspired, be balanced, and be truly alive!