Virtue of the Week: Temperance

“The Wolves Within” An old Grandfather, whose son came to him with disgust having slipped back into a habitual vice, said, “Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have fell victim to the weakness of excess consumption. But this battle wears you down, and more often than not in the end you […]

Virtue of the Week: Temperance

Hercules and Temperance ( The story of Hercules at the crossroads) For ancient Greek athletes the mythical example of self-control was the hero Hercules. The story of Hercules at the crossroads originates from the Greek story teller Prodikos of Keos (aprox 400. B.C.). Hercules meets two women at a crossroads. These women are the personifications […]

Virtue of the Week: Temperance

Friends, Temperance might not be popular, but it is good for us! Here is a great little video on temperance: 8 Laws of Health | 07 Temperance TemperanceControl Over Our Emotions SLAVE OR MASTER (to our emotions) (of our emotions)   “The Wolves Within” An old Grandfather, whose son came to him with disgust having […]

Three Eastern Techniques for Building Temperance

  Surrender Self-Righteousness The first of these techniques is giving up your attachment to having always to be right. Right in your opinions, judgments, or interpretations. You know this inner experience of attachment to being right; you are all puffed up with judgment and rigid in your convictions. You get indignant, defensive, or feel martyred […]