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Spiritual Path of Discipline May 27, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in All About Spirit, practical action, Spiritual Priority, spirituality in action, Uncategorized.
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No matter what kind of work you do, discipline is required to do a good job.  And if you are not working for whatever reason: out of work or retired, it is discipline that can make your life productive and wonderful.  There is not a person in the world who does not feel wonderful after accomplishing something. 

Regular exercise requires alot of discipline.  We feel incredible after a workout, but it is all too easy to say “I do not feel like it today.”  On the path of spiritual discipline, it does not matter whether we feel like it today or not: we do it no matter what.  And as we carry through with whatever exercise plans we have made, we have more confidence in ourselves to carry though.

Regular mental exercise also requires discipline.  Whether we like it or not, the old expression “use it or lose it” is true. If we do not use and challenge our minds, we will lose the ability to focus, concentrate and learn.  On the path of spiritual discipline we understand that being able to learn is important, and so we take on projects that stimulate us and require us to stretch, even if we do not feel like it.

On the path of spiritual discipline, our emotions do not have the power over us that they have in our day to day personal life. On the path of spiritual discipline, we connect with a power higher than ourselves, and allow that Power to lead us into becoming better people. In this way we can better serve ourselves and others.

Discipline is tough.  Discipline is not for the weak minded. 

Embrace discipline and you will open the door to knowing the “deeper you.”  You will open the door to a better understanding of others, and you will find that connection with a Higher Power that brings true joy.

Psychic Medium and Inspirational Author Carole Lynne

www.carolelynne.com

www.cosmicconnection.com

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1. Mike - May 29, 2010

Hi Carole,

This post resonates with me very much. Oftentimes we tend to just “give in” to daily stress, such as a grueling day at work, traffic jams on the way home, etc. and, at least in my case, I tend to arrive home tired and overlook the spiritual side, precisely at the time I may need it most. Perhaps giving thanks for having a job and being able to contribute to society and provide for myself, giving thanks for arriving home safely, and THEN relaxing and getting into a proper, meditative state can be a better approach, as opposed to making excuses (too tired, too stressed out), at least for me, chronic procrastinator that I am.

Thanks for your inspiration and guidance.

Mike

Carole Lynne - May 31, 2010

Thanks for your comment Mike. Ah yes, procrastination is a HUGE challenge for us all. It is so easy to fall into saying “I will do it later, I will do it tomorrow.” A good friend of mine recently shared a great remark with me ” Tomorrow I will stop procrastinating.” I laughed so hard!


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