We only have so much of ourselves to give each day.
Our internal resources are finite.
We have to decide how much we are willing to give to others and how much to keep in reserve.
Without a balance, we risk either being overly selfish on one hand or getting burned out on the other.
We are not here to hoard our gifts.
Neither should we give so much away that we are left depleted and miserable.
Life is meant to be enjoyed and joy is meant to be shared.
We can do neither if we exhaust all of our resources on tasks or relationships that require more of us than they give in return.
‘Balancing Our Output’ by Robert Van Valkenburgh
HOLISTIC BUDO: As in Life, so too in Budo. As in Budo, so too in Life.