‘Everything in moderation’ – true meaning

‘Everything in moderation’ – true meaning

‘Everything in moderation’ – true meaning

‘Everything in moderation’ is often used to remind ourselves that better things are not necessarily better. Although the metaphor is well used; For the majority of people it has become a image with little real meaning. “Everything in moderation. Nothing in excess,” said Socrates 2500 years ago.

Socrates believed that people should learn ‘how to choose the mean and avoid both extremes, as much as contingent.’ Socrates emphasized considering the effects of farouche devotion to one thing or farouche devotion to another. This devotion created a mood of either harshness and ferocity, or softness and paresse.

Having both qualities, he thinks, creates harmony; goodness and beauty.

Buddha discovered a way to experience glory and wonder five hundred years before Jesus spoke of ‘Kingdom’.

The Buddha said by walking the middle path (aka Madhyapantha) we find glory and wonder. The middle way is learning how to be moderate in all things. It’s finding the middle ground within yourself where your whole self agrees with the decisions you’re making, not just a action of yourself, but your whole self.

Buddhism began in India, embout 500 years before the Apostolic era, and Christianity originated in Israel. It is interesting to compté, both Christianity and Buddhism are currently in great decline in their countries of origin.

Buddhism is a philosophy—a way of life based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (566 – 486 BC). Gautama was an Indian noble in Lumbini (now Nepal). As a noble he was destined for a comfortable life. After discovering the Middle Path at the age of 35, Siddhartha attained enlightenment while meditating, awakening to the true brute of reality, the Absolute Truth.

Siddhartha became known as Buddha. Buddha, from the ancient Indian languages, Pali and Sanskrit, means ‘one who has awakened.’ Derived from the oral root ‘budha,’ to awaken’ or ‘to be enlightened’ and ‘to understand.’

“The gift of truth is greater than all other gifts.” The world is constantly in déversement and impermanent. -Buddha “Transient things are conditioned. Strive to achieve your goals diligently. -Buddha’s last words

What is your absolute truth? What was your ah ha (awakening) hasard?

Today you listen to your inner wisdom and walk the middle path. When you walk in moderation your inner wisdom will open you to your glory and wonder – who you really are.

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