Brahmacharya – non excess

Like truthfulness, Brahmacharya is another “go all the way” yama.  In other words, restrain from settling for anything less than wonder, awe, and the sacred.  And restrain from anything that keeps you from this place.  It is easy to grab our work, sweets, a good movie or romance novel, or get lost in the web.  Not that there is anything wrong with these things.  In fact, from a place of the sacred, not much fails to be sacred.  The mystics know this well.  It is only when we substitute anything for wonder that we find ourselves held in dullness and primed for excess.

Walking with the eyes of wonder, hand in hand with the sacred, listening to the voice of the divine, evokes passion and vitality.  Why would be settle for less?

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