Excess: The state of exceeding what is normal or sufficient; Intemperance; overindulgence.
"Too many bright colours
Can blind you;

Too much sound
Deafen your ears

Too much spice
can burn your tongue.

Wanting more

can drive us crazy


Reject excess,
Turn from externals........
Embrace the inner wisdom." ...(Tao)



  1. Nice saying Surjit, Embrace the inner wisdom. Why do we always go for more and more material things?

    I can see the difference of internal external world after going to a shopping centre. My goodness! That is real madness. No comfort there at all.

    My good wishes

  2. Thanks Mahesha,for sharing your down to earth point of view...'Why do we always go for more and more material things?..
    Your participation has been quite a source of inspiration for me.
    Best wishes.

  3. Yes, That's very true!

    Many of us will find that our shoes shelf are overloaded with shoes. Likewise our wardrobe are overloaded with clothing.

    We need to remind ourselves that
    "Needs can be met, greeds never."

    "He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives."

    "Abundant giving brings abundant living. Only one life, 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for others, will last."

    Surjit, thanks for this simple truth!

  4. Namaste. I love this! We live in a society that pushes more-bigger-better, material excess and gratuitous consumerism, which leads to chronically dissatisfied people.

    Thanks so much for visiting me. I love your blog. It is a cyber-oasis of peacefulness and wisdom. I'm working on building a website, so will only be where I am temporarily. Will visit you again soon.

  5. Thanks Sam Chan, for quoting precious words...'Abundant giving brings abundant living'..
    I am grateful to for your meaningful participation.Best wishes.

  6. Thanks Rmoancing the Crone,for sparing your time for visiting my blog and sharing your insightful views.I shall look forward to your visit soon.My best wishes for your new venture.

  7. Hi Surjit... such wise words you share with us.

    I wonder if we humans aren't often looking for the answers in our "stuff" rather than realizing that peace and joy are us.

    Nothing out there to bring us love and fulfillment. It is in our hearts only to be found.

    Thank you surjit for your inspiration and peaceful reminders...



  8. Thanks Jemnnifer, for adding meaningful words to my post.....'Nothing out there to bring us love and fulfillment. It is in our hearts only to be found...'
    Your kind words always motivate me.
    Best wishes.

  9. I like this..
    Wanting more...
    Can drive us crazy.

    It seems to me that once you get what you want, then you are wanting more.

    I agree, we should embrace our inner wisdom.
    Great post, I needed to hear these words today.
    Thank you!

  10. Surjit,
    very true... Whener I am happy with what I have, life is good. When I want more, (excess) there is generally anxiety/unhappiness attached....
    Happy Friday to you !

  11. Thanks Kates, for sharing your valuable views.My best wishes.

  12. Yes Loving Annie,you are absoluteluy right,whenever we want more, (excess) there is generally anxiety/unhappiness attached.Thanks for adding your valuable views to my post.Happy weekend.
    Best wishes.

  13. Very true and I think our biggest challenge as humans! We all battle this and try to balance it in some form or another. Then there are those that just give in to it and lose themselves in it.

  14. Yes Desiree,most of us fall prey to this and lose ourselves in it.Thanks for sparing your time and adding your valuable views.
    Good luck.

  15. Great piece of advice there.

    Recently, I have been a victim of excesses too. Excess work, excess alcohol, and excess anger. Time to really reflect on the true meaning of life and try to simplify things.

    Ambition and desire is a good thing but not when it is pushed to extremes.

    Thanks dude!

  16. You have put it in right perspective.....'Ambition and desire is a good thing but not when it is pushed to extremes'..
    Thanks CoolInsider, for sharing your practical views.My best wishes.

  17. hi surjit..good post!everything must be under control...coz life is easy with direction.

  18. .Meaningful words Anits...'everything must be under control...' Thanks for sharing you views. Good luck.

  19. For some people it's very difficult to find the happy middle and I happen to be one of them it's either underwhelming or over whelming for me... no middle grounds.
    But after years of constantly oscillating between two opposite ends, I'm trying to find the balance....

  20. Thanks Random Magus, for sharing your true life experiences with us.
    I value your participation.
    Best wisshes.