On this our sharing day, I would like to address the idea of moderation. I believe that it is the key to balance and the answer to many of the everyday choices we have in life. How much do you eat? How often do you practice yoga and for how long? What is the correct amount of sleep? sun? or even sex?
If you can, be moderate. Choose the middle. A little of this and a little of that.
Certainly a life lived in moderation should be a consideration as you develop your practice of ahimsa or non-violence. And, like ahimsa, moderation is one of the yamas (restraints) within the 8 limb-fold of yoga. Its sanskrit name is brahmacharya.
If you seek to balance your tendencies, you will definitely honor your limitations. Excess is almost always harmful. Ever hear of too much of a good thing?
Lately, I am working on establishing reasonable limits for time spent on my computer and phone. It certainly has been a challenge. At the very least, I am becoming more mindful of some of the nonsensical ways that I use these devices.
What do you find most difficult to moderate?