Since Theosophy purports to be the wisdom that underlies life itself it must be able to address all of life’s challenges and difficulties whether large or small. This section of the web site collates the collective wisdom of humanity into a group of practical themes. Passages from the founders of the Theosophical Movement and from literature and history are all combined together to provide some light on the issues at hand.
This week we highlight our section On Contentment, with a selection from Wilfred Peterson:
From Wilfred Peterson’s Essay entitled Relaxation
Modern man must learn to break the tensions of daily living or the tensions will break him. He must learn to bend with the stresses and strains like a tree in the wind. He must develop the resiliency of spirit to spring erect again after the storm has passed.
He strives to carry an inner serenity with him so that even amidst a while of activity he will not lose his poise. He learns to ‘cooperate with the inevitable’ and he accepts life with faith in the ultimate triumph of right and good.
He knows that confusion is one of the chief cases of tension so he organizes his work, puts first things first, does one thing at a time, avoids hurry and develops a spaciousness of mind.
He observes that the face with a frown marks the tense person, and that the face with a smile is a symbol of relaxation, so he strives to meet life with a sense of humor. He learns not to take himself too seriously and to laugh at himself now and then.