Saturday, August 23, 2008

Achieving Life of Balance

In a John Hersey novel entitled The Call, the main character is an American living in China.

His ongoing lifelong struggle, says Hersey, was the struggle “to subdue the greater but sicker saint in himself and give himself to a more modest state of being: one of balance, sanity, serenity, and realized human love.”

Source: John Hersey, The Call (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985), p. 17.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: John Hersey, a Chinese-born American writer.