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Avoiding Danger By Keeping Balance

20 August 2017 Written by 

“Knowing when to stop we can avoid all danger.” ~ Lao-tzu

 

Just try standing in “Tree” pose in Yoga and you will soon discover that balance is actually a dynamic process. I must continually work to stay in balance in my life. This fact requires me to practice self-control in all areas of my life.

 

Lao-tzu states the importance of knowing when to stop – to practice self-control. When do I stop my body? My words? When do I stop eating? When do I stop shopping? When do I stop controlling others? How about anger, work, sex? And most importantly, when do I stop my thoughts.

 

If I want to live in freedom and balance, I must practice self-control. No one can do this for me; only I can do this. I believe self-control first starts in my mind – in my thoughts. Learning to practice self-control in my thoughts will bring the desired outcome in my words and actions.

 

To avoid walking into danger, I must learn when to stop.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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