Friday, February 21, 2014

#1316 Always in proportion

Sadness gives depth.
Happiness gives height.
Sadness gives roots.
Happiness gives branches.
Happiness is like a tree
going into the sky,
and sadness is like the roots
going down into the womb of the earth.
Both are needed,
and the higher a tree goes,
the deeper it goes,
The bigger the tree,
the bigger will be its roots.
In fact, it is always in proportion.
That's the balance.  ~ Osho

The word happiness would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. ~ Carl Jung

I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.  ~ Stephen Chbosky

Quotes about balancing happiness and sadness

- How do you understand the role of sadness?
- How can balancing happiness and sadness help to enrich your life?