During this first of two talks, Peter and the assembled sangha members discussed the complications that arise in trying to balance work requirements and home life.  Peter described two boundary issues: internal boundaries and external boundaries, suggesting that much stress results from the conflicts between the “ideal self”, who’s expected to be able to please all people all the time, both at work and at home.  Next week’s discussions will explore how the concepts and practices of the eightfold path can be usefully applied in the dynamic balancing process.