In each moment we are transforming energy and directing energy. Of course, this energy is creative; we create with our thoughts, we create with our feelings, and we create with our actions… “Wherever we direct our attention, we expend creative energy.” ~ Samael Aun Weor… The “goal” or essence of life in this physical realm is structure, structure guides us and maintains us focused; so in any spiritual path (moral path of the human being) to learn how to properly manage that energy is our “goal”, to use that energy in the right way, in order to stop trapping the energy in the ego-centers of the mind, to cease that bad habit which one might be constantly performing even without awareness.
And for that, to direct and structure these energies, to step out of the ego and tame or wild and wayward thoughts, discipline is the key. It is freedom to be ourselves and express what we really have inside us; thus, a good, illuminating, healthy discipline focuses the mind and maintains it focused and directing its energy in something of value, so transmuting energy which can be otherwise wasted in trivialities and unconscious endeavors we now turn into value and identity from our inner selves. And isn’t the most gratifying and greatly blissful thing to know that we have value within us and actually see that value every day…??
So, do not pay attention to your situation but focus on your discipline and on creating value within yourself, for yourself; not to be praised or admired by others, but to be recognized and loved by yourself, to see the value you actually have right now within yourself–otherwise you will lose interest and lose your own way in life.
And I would say the most important part of your life, the one that builds character and morals, health and confidence are practices of discipline. For example, I get up every morning at 5 am to meditate one hour, then I check my messages from email and Facebook, then I exercise, then take a cold shower, and so on and so forth.
But discipline must be built in practices you see as important and healthy for you, individually just for you, nobody should tell you; and if you do this, in time, you will develop a routine and build your confidence and strength. Everything you do in life must be made with determination and confidence, and a set of discipline in small things in life molds your mind to have determination and confidence in all other aspects of life.
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