The virtue card that I pulled from the deck for my yoga classes this week was Moderation. Here is what it said:
“Moderation is being content with enough. It is using self-discipline to create healthy balance between work, rest, reflection and play. Moderation protects us from the pull of addictive desires. We do not grasp to do or have more in the belief that we are lacking. We do not try to be everything to everyone. We set healthy boundaries that value our time and energy. We protect ourselves from the stress of overdoing. We discern our own perfect rhythm. Moderation isn’t deprivation. It is loving ourselves enough to choose what is just right.”
I especially love that last sentence, and reminded my students of it several times during class, along with my favorite “Find your balance between effort and ease” quote! On our yoga mat, that doesn’t mean that we just coast and take it easy, but that we challenge ourselves appropriately.
Based on the words of wisdom from this card, what do you need to do to practice moderation a little more often in your life?