Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Discipline: the act of adhering to strict guidelines now for a greater result in later.
My desire to question the incessant thoughts running rampant in my head has lead to mind-body awareness exercises such as meditation, yoga and fasting. The critical voice in my head came out in full force during a 30-day yoga challenge saying, "you can't do this", "you don't follow through with anything", "what in the hell is wrong with you?!" This critical voice caught my attention because never before was I so aware of how negative and sneaky it was.
More often than not, we impulsively think and act on thoughts , without so much a question as to their validity. The problem is the voice telling us to "have just one more bite", "I can always quit smoking tomorrow", or "it's not that big of a deal", is a liar. Without curiosity and discipline, the impulsive behavior continues, we feel negatively about ourselves, old patterns continue and worst of all we don't trust ourselves. No wonder we feel crazy, out of control, and confused. The ability to be consistent, draw a line in the sand, and stick to our goals builds trust. I believe trust to be sole basis of change.
Posted by Jaclynn Moergeli