Daily Steps In Self Mastery – Day 18: Temperance

Noun; Moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control. Habitual moderation in the indulgence of a natural appetite or passion, especially in the use of alcoholic liquors.

Today I will practice sobriety, self-denial, and moderation.  Be temperate in all things.  Be strong and resolute.  Make the most of myself. As “the wish is father to thought”, think particularly of those things you desire to bring to pass.  Keep myself in strong and healthy condition.

My Exercise:

Affirm the following:

  1. Let your tastes be simple.
  2. Avoid excess of every kind.
  3. Daily practice self restraint.
  4. Be temperate in all things.
  5. Abstain from that which will harm you.

Well observe the rule of not too much, by temperance taught in what thou eat’st and drink’st.  ~Milton.