There is peace in moderation.

That sounds deliberate, not very sexy, and maybe even a bit boring. Yet it manifests as balance and health. And that feels good. I'm learning about "brahmacarya" (moderation) from Rolf Gates in his book of daily reflections entitled "Meditations from the Mat."

I enjoy reading the daily entries in this book as a guide for my day even when that day doesn't include yoga or as many mindful practices as I hope.

How does moderation feel for you? May you have a peace filled day today.⠀


Monica Sword

Monica Sword is an aspiring author and artist living a deeply heartfelt life. Following the early death of three family members, including her daughter, she struggled to balance home and work life. Once she discovered how to apply her conscientious and high-achieving personality to honor her passions, be mindful of her emotional reactions and focus on self-care, she developed a creative mindset that produces her most meaningful life work. On her website,, Monica inspires and encourages others to honor their heart and soul in mindful ways.