Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday

image from Jamie's post

Today’s wishcasting question is:

What is your winter wish?

My winter wish is to discover and honor my middle path.

In Buddhism, the middle path or middle way is a life lived between the extremes of self-denial and self-indulgence. I wrote about this the other day, how difficult it was for me to find balance. I find that I am either too tight or too loose, rather than resting in that natural center. I push to get more done, make improvements, keep working, harder, faster, better, perfect–but this is too tight. I burn out from this way of being, and I slip into sickness, exhaustion, numbness, laziness, and depression–and this is too loose.

I’m guessing the truth is that “finding” my middle path has not so much to do with going somewhere else or being different or making changes, as it does with sinking fully into where I am, the “now” of the moment. Realizing that I already am exactly where I am going, I am perfect as I am, I am already awake and have everything I need. This is enough. I am enough. Content.

I need to learn what balance is, where the middle way is for me, and honor it. This is my wish.