How much is enough?

Last night I was lucky enough to attend a teaching given by Theravadan Buddhist monk, Ajahn Jayasaro. One of things he said that has been running through my head today was the importance of asking the question “how much is enough?” Sometimes it is hard to swim against the stream of “as much as possible!”

So, today I have been reflecting on this question, and my index card reflects this:

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How much food is enough?
How much exercise is enough?
How much rest is enough?
How much social media is enough?
How much reading is enough?
How much talking is enough?
How much tea is enough?

How much is enough?

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8 thoughts on “How much is enough?

  1. annjrippin says:

    That really is a great and counter-cultural question.

  2. Ben Naga says:

    Through ongoing mindfulness we may perhaps examine the roots of the hungers which fuel our insatiability and thus be able to find a more balanced way of life.

  3. joelleharris says:

    and how many clothes are enough? Enjoy your pondering!

    • vivjm says:

      Yes, that too. I did a year of not buying any new clothes, ending last November. That helped make me very aware of that question too.

  4. My response tends to be as much as possible too! Thought provoking. :o)

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