AUTHOR: SARAH NORRAD
Even in the spiritual and new age realms, we are not immune to the feeling of fear or of losing control; unfortunately, for some, the full moon can be filled with worry of both of these things.
We are creatures that can easily be swayed by others opinions. We are also humans who love to know we are part of a tribe, supported by a greater experience and also connected to a higher knowing. As well, we thrive best when we can remain equally grounded and uplifted at the same time.
Perhaps then, balance should be the aim for humanity. Balance also is key to a mindful practice and life. In Buddhism, the Sanskrit term for balance is samata, meaning “one virtuous quality to counterpoise another.”
Buddha might have said that it was his search for balance that led him to enlightenment all those centuries ago under the Bodhi tree. He used mindfulness to face the things that frightened him internally and externally, and he befriended them instead.
Does this sound like a practice some of us are in need of around the full moon?