Discipline And Desire

Discipline and Desire is about being able to separate the wanting from what is important in your life. For myself, this is something that I have learned the hard way. As a Teacher, I am trying to spare you this lesson.

The Dictionary says this: 

Discipline: "train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way: every month discipline yourself to go through the file."

In its original sense, discipline is systematic instruction intended to train a person, sometimes literally called Disciple, in a craft, trade, or other activity, or to follow a particular code of conduct or "order". Often, the phrase "to discipline" carries a negative connotation. This is because enforcement of order–that is, ensuring instructions are carried out–is often regulated through punishment.

Discipline is the assertion of willpower over more base desires and is usually understood to be synonymous with self-control.

Self-discipline is to some extent a substitute for motivation when one uses reason to determine the best course of action that opposes one's desires. Vitreous, behavior is when one's motivations are aligned with one's reasoned aims: to do what one knows is best and to do it gladly. Continent behavior, on the other hand, is when one does what one knows is best, but must do it by opposing one's motivations. Moving from continent to virtuous behavior requires training and some self-discipline.

Desire: strongly wish for or want (something): a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.

Desire is a sense of longing for a person or object or hoping for an outcome. The same sense is expressed by emotions such as "craving" or "hankering". When a person desires something or someone, their sense of longing is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of the item or person, and they want to take action to obtain their goal.

The lesson here is for each and every one of us to decide what is most important in their life. It may be family, job, school, wife, or other relationships. When you have decided what's important, consider making it a goal to work towards. Life is too short to waste on frivolous things that in the end you come to understand, you were working towards the wrong goals the whole time.

This next paragraph is from the book

I Believe by Eldon Taylor 

"What is too late? Great thinkers I admire have expressed their thoughts on this question. Elbert Hubbard, whose scrapbook I’ve enjoyed for some 30 years, said, “Everything comes too late for those who only wait.” And Og Mandino, one of my favorite writers, said, “There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.” What is this “immeasurable distance” and how does it relate to the idea of waiting until it’s too late? Distance is actually a misnomer, for the idea is more one of time or action than of physical."

 Think of it this way: If on your deathbed, you truly forgive someone for something that you’ve held against him or her for a long time, that person is just as forgiven as he or she would have been many years earlier. As for the relationship that might have been shared with the individual who was forgiven—that’s lost, at least in this lifetime, because you waited. How would you measure the distance between this deathbed scenario with dying bitter and unforgiving? Obviously, in a metaphor, there’s a big difference between late and too late. 

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"NEVER get away from the fact that you are surrounded by such a power; it is the principle of demonstration. It knows every thought. As we send forth our thought into it, it does unto us. The person who is ignorant of this law must by that ignorance be bound by his thought, by his human beliefs. One who understands will begin to break these ties that bind him; one by one he will destroy every negative thought until at last he is able to think what he wants to think; and so he frees himself by the use of the same power that at one time bound him. We must destroy all thought that we would not see manifest and hold to that which we would see, until we receive the affirmative answer.

Never struggle, Mind makes things out of Itself, there is no effort made. Don't think that there is so much to be overcome. Have only a calm sense of perfect peace as you realize that God is all, and that you are using the perfect law and that nothing can hinder it from working for you. Many people are learning to do this, and no one has yet failed to demonstrate who has been steadfast, using the law in a consistent and persistent trust.

All that we have to do is to provide the right mental and spiritual attitude of mind and then believe that we already have, and the reward will be with us. We shall see it. The time will come when we will not have to demonstrate at all because we will be always living so near to the law that it will do all for us without much conscious thought on our part.

So when you say, "I am poor, sick or weak; I am not one with the Creative Mind," you are using that creative power to keep yourself away from the Infinite; and just as soon as you declare that you are one with God, there is a rushing out to meet you, as the Father rushed out to meet the prodigal son. "The Spirit seeketh," but as long as your mind thinks in the terms of conditions you cannot overcome. The difficulty comes from our inability to see our own Divine nature, and its relation to the Universe. Until we awake to the fact that we are one in nature with God, we will not find the way of life; until we realize that our own word has the power of life we will not see the way of life; and this brings us to the consideration of the use of the Word in our lives." Ernest Homes Science of Mind

Discipline and Desire is not something you should struggle with.

Follow your heart.

Your heart will never lead you astray.

The tender and humane passion in the human heart is too precious a quality to allow it to be hardened or effaced by practices such as we so often indulge in.


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