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Article Title: Live life in a moderate and balanced manner


Article Summary

This article focuses on the importance of Balance of everything in our life.

The author starts with how Balance in various aspects of life is conducive to smoothness and happiness in life. Even Buddhism advocates the ‘Middle Path’ or the path of moderation which means that it exhorts one to avoid extremes. Adherence to this path results in happiness for oneself and others, yielding the greatest value to human existence.
Moderation is the key to an ideal life. Even our day-to-day mundane activities, pursuit of wealth, acquisition of knowledge, setting life-goals, relationships, virtues, practicing religion everything requires a balanced approach to yield desired results.

The author emphasizes that although Love is a prerequisite for all personal relationships but an excess of it can wreak havoc. Even charity and knowledge should be in a proportionate manner. Either extremes are not good for any individual. She feels that Yoga provides us with an infallible solution as the mind attains clarity and sharpness. The author concludes that a healthy, well synchronized body and mind help one to be in peace with oneself and consequently in balance. Yoga helps us to be in a state of perpetual awareness that in turn keeps us anchored in the present rather than worrying about past or future.

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Words to learn from this Article:

Conducive: having or likely to have the effect of proving a case; decisive
Moderate: average in amount, intensity, quality, or degree
Mundane: lacking interest or excitement; dull
Sublime: of very great excellence or beauty
Inimical: tending to obstruct or harm
Dearth: a scarcity or lack of something
Parochialism: a limited or narrow outlook, especially focused on a local area; narrow-mindedness
Bigotry: intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself
Panacea: a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases
Lopsided: with one side lower or smaller than the other
Metamorphosis: the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages
Anchored: secure firmly in position

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