Peace in Life is all about equilibrium.
There is an analogy in Nature itself.
Tranquility prevails in Nature so long as there is equilibrium…. i.e a balance of natural forces.
If there is an imbalance of air pressure, Nature brings back balance through hurricanes and tornadoes, causing, in the process property destruction, loss of lives and other calamities.
Earthquakes and resulting havoc are due to a shift in the delicate balance among the tectonic plates underneath.
Tranquility for humans also can be achieved only through equilibrium and conscious balancing in every aspect of life.
You need to identify your most important relationships...after all you have many roles to play… as a spouse, a son or daughter, a sister or brother and so on. You have to consciously maintain a proper balance (by doing tight rope walking, if required) to ensure peace and harmony in all these relationships and among your various roles. Tilting in any one direction (or even a perceived tilt) can cause emotional storms.
Needless to say, a perfect balance between ‘want to have’ and ‘can have’, whatever be the nature of desire, is most desirable to avoid disasters of the physical, financial or emotional kind.
Many relationships have suffered at the altar of work, due to over diligence and ambition. Also, many careers have nosedived due to neglect of work for family’s sake.