Discipline of the body is all well and good but don’t forget about the spirit, the part of you that resides in your body and makes life possible. Learn how it works within you, what it needs, and what matters to it. Just as your body needs food, exercise, play and rest, so does your spirit. Its food is imagination, its exercise is exploration, its play is synchronicity and its rest is meditation. Pay attention to it as much as you pay attention to your physical body so you can get to know it, incorporate it into your life, and enjoy a new experience of being human.
Strive for balance in all you do so that your energy remains viable, your mind focused, and your body in good health. It’s so easy to overdo in so many ways, yet it takes discipline to chart a new path that involves maintaining balance of body, mind and spirit, especially in a world so full of troubles, illness, and chaos of all kinds. Remember your main goals: to connect with your spirit self more often, to learn what life is all about, and to journey onward toward wholeness. Such focus alone gives you the starting point to form the discipline you need. Keep a compassionate and loving heart and your journey will be much easier as well.
A plan of action will aid in setting you on a new path, a determined intent to change. Progress will be achieved with intention, discipline, and action. At the same time, it is important to not be too rigid but to go with the flow of life, accepting what it offers as you go through each day. For you are also being guided by unseen forces, by caring helpers and loving guides. Allow for the multitude of synchronicities and enlightened beings to be part of your progress. So balance discipline with openness and surely you will progress in a positive direction.
Once you’ve set your intent, create a plan for its unfolding and then stick with it. Discipline is needed in order for something to manifest. Just having an intent is only part of the process; just wanting something is not enough. There is no energy behind a good plan of change if there is no action behind it as well. Discipline is the action that will set your plan of intent into motion. Discipline requires commitment and a true desire for fruition. So get ready to put into action all that you wish for and enable it with the discipline that is necessary.
Have patience with yourself as you stick with your plan of change, keeping your intent strong no matter what comes to throw you off. It is the strength of your own conviction that will carry you through this time of struggle. No one else can set your intent or do the work of discipline for you. Have patience with the natural ups and down of a path of change, but keep your intent always strong and directed and you will soon begin to see steady signs of new life.