December 4, 2010

To Know

"Know yourself.  Know what is good.  Know when to stop."
- Lao Tzu

I feel as though it is so important to know when to stop - when to take a step back and evaluate what's going on.  This pertains, not only, to things that do you harm - too much food, booze, drugs - but also to those things that are good for you.  I have been, in the past, obsessed with food and booze as well as exercise and yoga.  I remember not only overeating but also exercising too much.  An obsession with food is, in my opinion, just as bad as an obsession with over exercising.  I used to feel horrendous guilt if I missed a day of yoga or hate myself if I ate ice cream.  It's important to find balance in all things, whether they be "good" or "bad".  I've started to find that balance, especially with food and yoga.  It's OK if I miss a day or two of practice and it's OK if I've eaten a handful of homemade cookies today.

1 comment:

Yolk E said...

The Buddha also preached The Middle Path. In many ways, it's the hardest path, isn't it? Being balanced means really seeing what is, at all times!

Let go of that guilt. It doesn't help anything!