Ayurveda’s 50% rule

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 4.42.06 PMSo often when we are exhausted, sick, or ‘down’ (for whatever reason), we get frustrated, inpatient or even angry. When there is nothing we can do about our current ‘state’, why get upset?

Ayurveda teaches us that just like when a car won’t run because it is out of gas – we too – ‘run out of gas’ and the only thing that will help at that point is for us to recharge.

Sometimes we only have a few dollars to gas up for, which won’t take us very far. Sometimes we may be able to fill up all the way very quickly. But the reality is that the only thing that we need to do is…rest…

At times it takes only some hours. Other times we may be talking about days or even weeks.

If we run low for too great a period of time, we pay for it by getting exhausted, ill or depressed.

Ayurveda’s brilliant 50% rule teaches us not to go below ‘half empty’. If we can learn to do that with the gas tank in our car, we will have a constant reminder to do the same thing in our own lives…

I need this reminder lately with stuff happening too fast and furious.

All IS well.

Love & Light!

About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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2 Responses to Ayurveda’s 50% rule

  1. dharma pen says:

    I’m learning the fifty percent rule with my car…and…it’s hard. Thank you for the reminder…:)

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