Thursday, January 18, 2007
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.