This is what I think looking at many modern people: the lack of self-discipline can be the source of many problems. The modern man likes to moan and groan about this and that, but tends not to take action. When having psychological or any motivational problems, many like to take “help” of a councillor, a consultant, a trainer or coach. The simple solution of activating the will power – in other words disciplining oneself does not come into their minds!
Why do I think it is a modern problem? Never ever in the history of humanity people had such a comfortable life as we are having now. Our ancestors had to struggle with nature and poverty, we mostly don’t. We became lazy and demotivated.
Yesterday I had a meeting with one client who made a headhunting order with me – he was looking for a Family office Director for one famous affluent person. One of the criteria in the job profile was, besides Russian and English the knowledge of any other European language. I wondered why this. Why “any other”? I was told that learing a language certifies a person as a hard-working and self-disciplined. This is pretty true! I never looked at it from that angel but in fact I can confirm it to 100%. I remember how much strain and self-discipline it took me while I was learning Italian which I actually never needed much.
In the light of Sahaj knowledge we learn that self-discipline comes from the strong Guru-princip. It means that a self-disciplined person is a Guru/teacher for himself, knows what he really wants and needs and at the same time can do without any comfort if necessary.
It is probably not only the problem of comfort but the consumer-scociety as well. It is damn hard to be one’s own Guru while being bombarded with billions of brainwashing messages daily. While making our choices for products or politicians – are that really OUR chioces?
Along with love and compassion self-discipline is something I belive to be essential in a person. All these principles combined can create a truly wonderful person (Mahatma Gandhi is a great known example). The next questions if however HOW to become the own Guru? But this can be a topic for another post…