sophrosyne – (n.) a healthy state of mind, characterized by self-control, moderation, and a deep awareness of one’s true self, and resulting in true happiness.
I think this meditation is pretty self-explanatory, but the one thing I loved that I wanted to draw attention to about this is that it does not specify what each of these is. It doesn’t say that in order to have a healthy state of mind, you have to a certain way, or anything else. This is something that I’ve noticed in my program of recovery, too. I am given 12 Steps, but the implementation of those Steps is up to me. I decide what a healthy state of mind means for me. And that can change from day to day. That can change from minute to minute. And I love that in leaving that portion of it open-ended, my program helps me to to learn to define who I am rather than tell me who I ought to be. For that I am eternally grateful.
A meditation for July 20, 2013.
What If It All Goes Right – Melissa Lawson*
*Thanks to Barbara for this song suggestion