Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Person Of Moderation

Although I am a snow lover, I must admit that I am over winter.  I am eager for a spring day.  Snow is a wonderful thing if you are at home and you can watch it from the comfort of your chair while drinking a mug of hot chocolate.  The cold weather that we have been experiencing in recent days is too much for me.  When the temperature is as low as it has been recently my man cave is virtually uninhabitable.  The truth is that I am a person of moderation.  I don’t like it too cold or too hot.  I prefer a calm, harmonious environment over one that is fast paced and chaotic.  I like routine and some structure more than I like the unexpected and constant change.  Perhaps it is my age or maybe I am just boring.  I tend to seek out calm, harmony, routine, and structure.  No matter how much I find these things or how much I create them in my life, at best it only balances out the stresses and challenges of life, the dis-harmony that sometimes surrounds me, the unexpected that is always, well, unexpected, and the constant change that happens around me and to which I must always adjust.  Life is like the weather.  You never quite know exactly what will happen despite the best radar that money can buy and by having a whole team of people to forecast it.  The only way I can cope is to find moments in my day where I can step aside or go within to find a moment of inner peace and to center myself.  This keeps me from being tossed to and fro like a discarded pop bottle in the ocean of life.    

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