I have seen so much discipline in myself this week, here I am thinking that I really need to work on my discipline and yet I see how much I do every day that requires it. I realize that many don’t ever make the effort to be as disciplined as I am on most ordinary days. Yet I am reminded of this passage from Og, “Nevermore will I be satisfied with yesterday’s accomplishments nor will I indulge, anymore, in self-praise form deeds which in reality are too small to even acknowledge.”
I am happy to witness my success in being disciplined, and yet I wonder, is this really my best? In our mastermind group Carole posted this challenge to herself and the group. Often we feel we are doing our best, we attempt to justify the efforts we put forth in order to feel accomplished, worthy. We have attached our sense of self, our happiness and our position in life to the effects and not the causes. This point has been made abundantly clear by now as we have read through scroll 17 in the Master Key. Thoughts are the cause, and the effects are what is produced by our continuos, focused, persistent thoughts. The effects are the discipline, the happiness, the position, the wealth, the health and every other imaginable thing! Thought is the origin and therefore the cause, “this is true because we must “be” before we can “do,” and we can “do” only to the extent which we “are,” and what we “are” depends upon what we “think.” (Introduction to part One, MKS, Haanel).
I find that though I am learning, remembering, and able to recite much of this new information my mind is not yet fully conceiving or believing the new truth. I am reading, re-reading, listening and writing daily to reinforce my new reality. I see my new reality as a service to others! The greatest gift I can give my loved ones is she best version of me! I am excited for the future. I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.
As I finally decide this post is good as it is, a revelation for myself is that I am good, no great, as I am. I have all that I need, and I am all that I need to be. I give myself permission to be happy and successful in life, now.
I can be what I will to be. I always keep my promises.
Love and light. ~Marda