"The great Sufi poet and pilosopher Rumi once advised his students to write down the three things they most wanted in life.
If any item on the list clashes with any othe item, Rumi warned, you are destined for unhappiness. Better to live a life of signle-pointed focus, he taught."
But you must know "you can somehow create an expansive enough life that you can synchronize seemingly incongruous opposites into a worldview that excludes nothing."
In other words, you can have it all.
"To find balance, keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it's like you have four legs, instead of two. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. "
Picture it as an "androgynous human figure standing up, hands clasped in prayer, having four legs and no head. Where the head should be, wild foliage of ferns and flowers. And a small, smiling face drawn over the heart."
So plant your feet firmly on the ground, smile and aim for the sky!
*Quotes from Eat Pray Love, Elisabeth Gilbert