DISCIPLINE in everyday life means to consistently follow a particular code of conduct.
If you observe, the moment we say the word ‘Discipline’ every person gets defensive. Each of us views discipline with a resistance! Why do people have trouble being disciplined? Be it the discipline of exercise, discipline of food habits or the simple discipline of main traffic rules. Why are our children and adults rebellious in nature.
This is because our true nature is to be FREE! We are part of this cosmos, in the true spirit of freedom! Before we were born we were free and after we leave our body at the time of death we will be free. So, anything that relates to freedom – people are naturally inclined towards it.
Discipline is not a regimented control. It is, in fact, a roadway to freedom. Earn your freedom while being disciplined. Pave your own pathway to Freedom via the route of Discipline!
Let’s take money as an example. For me it is just a currency and materialistically it is just a piece of paper which actually doesn’t have any value other than the value that we have given it. Then why do we give so much importance to money? It is because, if we have money, we feel we will have our freedom! For most of us money symbolizes freedom! So we go after money for freedom. In the process we get attached to money.
If we were living in the Himalayas just like the saints, we would probably not follow any consistent routine. They don’t follow daily hygiene or discipline because they are not part of the world. They do not follow discipline because they are not living in the practical world. But if we choose to live in this so called practical physical world, we have to follow some discipline. You see the traffic rules; you see the roads, the government, electricity, offices everything is run in an organized form which has come from asserting discipline by various people. If we live in this practical world we need to follow a certain set of systems. If we choose to live in the spiritual world one may not follow a certain set of discipline and would be free.
If we choose the path of discipline in any aspect of our life for 66 days the brain gets hardwired to the body and body follows discipline effortlessly. For example, start brushing your teeth using left hand instead of right and vice versa. Initially it will be difficult as it is a new learning to the first brain but after 21 days it becomes easy while after 40 days it becomes easier and after 66 days it seems an effortless habit.
What has happened here is the learning brain passes on certain instructions to the second brain. The second brain then reverts back to the first brain and this becomes a repeated cycle which becomes part and parcel of our body mechanism and finally is transmitted to the autonomous brain (the third brain) and this becomes a routine. So when you follow discipline for minimum 66 days it becomes a habit and then you just follow it effortlessly for a period of 6 years.
If it can be done for a simple act like brushing than why not for human emotions! Our feelings bring in certain equivalent vibrational thoughts and that leads to development of equivalent vibrational feelings. You simply have to repeat the good deeds again and again till it becomes our daily cycle and leads your way towards freedom. For example, driving! It is very hard when you drive a car for the very first time but then after several days of practice it turns out to be effortless. It gives you a feeling of freedom when you drive now!
If you want to live in this physical world and be successful (so-called in the eyes of the world) , earn Freedom through Discipline!
Love and Blessings,
About the Author :
Manoj Lekhi is a truth seeker at heart and a guide to thousands Indians all over the world. He has blossomed into a Business and Life coach. He is a passionate trainer in areas like management and leadership development. He has been teaching management mantras to many corporate honchos for business expansion for over a decade. In the last two years he has conducted 250 programs across 11 cities and touched the lives of 15000 fellow Indians in India and abroad. His passion for meditation and SSY has inspired him to adopt an entire village near the foothills of Pune. He is author of the books; ‘Your Child is your Parent’ and ‘ Money Wealth and Abundance’. Manoj Lekhi’s love for Silence and Solitude makes him an obvious nature-lover. To Know More Log On To: http://www.manojjlekhi.in/