Posted January 28, 2016on:
Temperance is a necessary ingredient in accomplishment. When we overindulge in anything, we upset our sense of equilibrium. It is moderation that gives us balance and stability.
To temper is to blend, just as the artist combines colors on a palette in order to get just the right tones. It takes time, effort, and patience to create the desired results.
To temper also means to strengthen and refine. Through the experiences of life and the practices of self-improvement, we become empowered and enlightened.