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paska rinda

An Professional Technical Consultant In IT, Toastmaster International Club

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what is your opinion about balance spiritual emotion and intellectual?should we make balance between our spiritual emotion and intellectual?

well as we know people may disagree or agree about this statement.

First some people say someone who has balance spiritual emotion and intellectual can be easy control his/her life on every situation. because he/she can makes decision by his/her spiritual emotion, or etc.

Second some people say someone who has high intellectual its not guarantee he/she will feel peace on his/her heart probably he/she will feel angry or cant control his/her life.some of them life with depression or etc

On the fact we see someone who has high intellectual probably less take part on spiritual culture but we still find someone who has high intellectual become still want take part on spiritual culture.so what can we say about this?

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    Jan 20 2012: Regardless of intellect, intelligence etc., Our True identity is Spiritual, this is our essence, out Truth. When we are in conscious awareness of what IS, then we are usually in a growing harmony with the material reality around us. Life is peaceful and harmonious and joyful.

    A healthy human life is born from the aforemented and ones' emotional well being is in right balance with ones thoughts etc., We call it "Homeostatic balance" where the inside is in mutual harmony with outside.

    One's primary concern is always with ones Spiritual perspective on daily life and ones identity as a unique individual.

    Patrick
  • Jan 22 2012: Yes, Paska, balance is very desirable generally. I have heard of people who are so intelligent they cannot socialize well and and a few people are religious fanatics. Childhood environment plays a big role in forming a person, but an intelligent person will likely find balance and good relationships, in time with effort of course, regardless of environment.

    People seem to like balanced persons. I suspect what you refer to as spiritual emotion may be more psychological than spiritual. Note how passionate some persons can become over beliefs. I cannot say for sure.

    I like to think balance is related to self mastery. Mastering oneself is hard work for some of us and it involves learning lessons from life. Self mastery is an achievement likened to a military general who takes a whole city, for it takes skill, coordination, planning, dedication and determination. An individual who masters self is not lazy and is one who proactively seeks improvement while chasing the skills of life to become successful. Such persons could be greater admired than the general officer. The greatest successes are persons who master anger, revenge, infatuation, jealousy, gossip, intolerance, petty hurts, and turns all these into a passion for love of fellows in such a way everyone benefits. Self mastery surely must be the pathway to profound wisdom!

    You are a good person to get us thinking about balance. Have you passed age 20?
    Peace,
    MK
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    Jan 20 2012: Hi Paska, judging from the entries one finds on this site, it appears that those individuals with a balance of intellect and spirituality give the most insightful comments.

    We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance. Paul Boese


    Balance is everything......this is my humble opinion.
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    Jan 20 2012: I think that our intellect is a part of our spirit. It's a tool that will help us to find happiness. Of course intellect can be used for the opposite when other aspects of the spirit are unbalanced. Right? I think of a person's spirit as the real decision maker because it takes into account the emotions and experience based knowledge. When people who are truly intelligent go looking for religion or inner peace, they are really just looking more closely at their own big picture that in a way can be somewhat subjective, but meets very real emotional and intellectual needs of individuals. Maybe knowledge finally led them to look at themselves that way, but everyone has a spiritual side that should be given attention to in some form.
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    Jan 26 2012: Spiritual. I'm assuming this refers to religion. People find "peace" in many ways. Surrendering to a "higher power" is one way. There are people whom live their lives to the "fullest" without religion. However, we now have to establish "religion". Is it to explain the unexplainable? From the number of religions out there, this would be my guess. It is also a tool for controlling/modifying social behavior. Balance is a goal...
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    Jan 22 2012: Hello mark thanks for your explanation..i like your point of view about self mastering..i realize human have their choice for life and i have been thinking about balance between emotion and spiritual, i guess meditate become the best way to do..its really help a lot to reduce our negative thinking..
    anyways i am still 19 y.o i still not yet passed my 20.

    best regards
    • Jan 22 2012: I suspect self mastery involves much more than what we can discuss in this limited space. Many of us humans get hurt in childhood or later and we develop hate and revenge, which develop bad relations with others. Notice, that many of the conversations here on TED involve relating to one another. If we are to have a better world we must become better inside ourselves. Becoming a balanced person means defining the balance for ourselves as best we understand life and relationships. Notice how badly we treat one another when we get out of balance! Emotion can be a bad trigger on a gun of bad relations.

      As a planetary group of beings, we have not learned teamwork. When people who are attempting personal improvement and who are wanting good relations work together on projects there is somewhat satisfactory result. Self restraint, that is not demanding selfishly of others in any way, is a tool of self mastery. As nations, we will learn self mastery the hard way! Self mastery leads to profound advances in teamwork. As societies and nations we cannot advance without mastering ourselves and teamwork.

      None of the above can happen without a healthy balance of emotions, religion and intellect and one more thing---desire. If we desire the right concepts of life, we have the will to improve and advance.

      I wish you well in your life career and with your good influence on others.
      Peace,
      MK
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    Jan 20 2012: Define Spiritual.