WILL power and self-discipline help us to choose our behaviour and reactions instead of being their slaves. Don’t think that life will become dull and dry in this way. On the contrary, you will feel more powerful, in charge of yourself and your surroundings, and consequently much more happy and satisfied.
Will power gets stronger by holding back and not allowing the expression of unimportant, unnecessary and unhealthy thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions. If this saved energy is not allowed expression, it is stored inside you like a battery, and it becomes available at the time of need. When you exercise your will power you strengthen your self-discipline and gain inner strength. The more you exercise, the stronger you become.
One way to develop and improve this ability is to practice doing disagreeable things in your daily life. Your mind and feelings may oppose this action, nevertheless, do it. By doing something you do not like or are too lazy to do, you overcome your subconscious resistances, train your inner powers and gain strength. Muscles get stronger by resisting the power of the barbells. Inner strength is attained by overcoming inner resistance.
One important thing to remember is not to interfere with your health or deny your body and its necessities. Deny what is not necessary or harmful and you will get stronger.
When you are the master of your mind you enjoy inner peace and happiness. Outer events do not sway you, and circumstances have no power over your peace of mind.
Will power and self discipline give you more control over your daily life, help you in the development of all the inner powers and are essential for a spiritual search. They keep you on the right track until you get what you are after.
By Remez Sasson
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