Thursday, January 18, 2007

Picture 7/365

Karate is a real portion of our lives. The kids have been training for four years now. Both of them are black belts; Entropy has her black belt ceremony next month. I've been sitting in chairs and paying the bill for four years.

There is a natural ebb and flow in our lives; times of activity, periods of rest. Schedule and predictiblity set structure. Discipline is important for our growth and health. Our society tends to overschedule which causes stress -- too little structure and schedule leads to anxiety, too much structure and schedule leads to stress. It's all in the balance.

Where do I become anxious? When am I stressed? Perhaps a real spiritual discipline would be to examine my schedule and strive for moderation and balance.

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