The Art of Self-Mastery: A Guide to a Fulfilling Life
As we tackle the daily battle life presents. It's important to remember; how we perceive is how we will think, how we think, we will behave. We subconsciously act out our thoughts, often gendering our evolution into that higher self we wish to be. The soul is no toy you can brush aside and retrieve as needed. The soul represents the purest of spirituality. Being in tune with this spirit isn’t easy by a long shot, but it’s a constant reminder of who’s in control and forces ourselves to think outside of who we are and more so what we aim to be. Spirituality is often talked about in church and respresnts a devine faith in a figure above. What about Self Mastery?
Definition of self-mastery
: the ability to control one's own desires or impulses : self-control, self-discipline
As spiritual as we think we are; Being spiritually dead with no self mastery is the most dangerous of them all. Being in tune to understand self.
What tics me off?
What makes me happy?
What brings joy and peace ?
Often time we aren’t asked those questions, even about ourselves and want an outwardly being to recuse us from our mid judgement. As I began and still do study, and study what I value and what my true aspirations are, I understood how crucial a thoughtful response would be moving forward. How we respond is everything and can either help or hinder your growth. We are at war with our mind more often than anything. Comteplating and agonizing over every choice and decision. Who said you had to be perfect to live this life?
Free your mind and know that you may not be able to control your circumstances. But often times, you can control your response.
In light of the recent tragedies, pandemic, never-ending uncertainty, we are all searching for a way to respond. A way to rebound and reclaim our BEING in society. If I've learned anything through my experiences in life, it's that life has no favorites. It will pick you apart with the injustice, racism, classism or status of this world.
The ONLY thing that is in your immediate controL when kids comes at you fast is how well will you respond. It's the uncomfortable truth, nevertheless it's the Emphatic Truth hardly ever spoken because like many other social issues in America, life, we hide behind our image. A image build by perception.
What are you trying to convey to the world?
What's your response to events, situations beyond your immediate control? Is it healthy?
Master your true self by overcoming thoughts or feelings that discourage anything but your truth and peace. Speak life into the things you can control such as your attitude, the words we speak, the shows we watch, the mindset that we bring the work, our relationships and families.
Here's 3 powerful quotes to keep you focused and motivated:
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. -Leonardo da Vinci
If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. -Les Brown
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind. - Earl Nightingale