Breaking the chains born of feast or famine mindset.
Temperance, to be a virtue must be of freewill, and not forced.
1 : moderation in action, thought, or feeling : restraint. 2a : habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites.
Let’s talk about our demons for a moment. In this context, I am talking about the part of our mind that convinces us we should have more of the stuff that makes us feel good - to the point of detriment. I would consider my previous post The Ruler & The Rebel a pre-req to this post, so check it out if you haven’t yet, for a little more context on this topic.
Moderation is a way of life, and of which, temperance is born.
I grew up surrounded by family that was EXTRA. It was always part of the powerful lineage magic that I felt from my extended family, but quickly realized that every power comes with a cost. By that I mean, we live BIG - exploring all things with passion and intensity. Honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way - I simply really needed to pay attention along the way, to what really serves my highest good.
That cost for a lot of my family, is addiction. Alcohol, food, shopping – you name it, all in. Not quite sure how to handle the intensity and power of our thoughts and feelings, distractions and numbing feel great, temporarily. Pushing the power away - never gone.