As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves. —Mahatma Ghandi

The western world thinks of discipline as following rules, your own or someone else’s. That is a form of discipline, but not the only possible form.

Achievement-Based Discipline: There are a few drawbacks with the rule-based version of discipline. First, the rule may not be flexible enough to offer you optimal functioning in whole scheme of your life. Second, when you’ve outgrown the rule, you might be inhibited by your set course. Third, it usually isn’t much fun.

“When it is time to get up, just get up. Even though you don’t like it, just get up. Getting up will free you from the fact that you have to get up” – Katagiri Roshi


I am never worth more as a human than the extent of my discipline. Discipline is at its perfection when it is exercised in a way that fulfills you. —Axely Congress

Awareness-Based Discipline: Discipline does not have to mean forcing yourself to do what you don’t want to do, such as to conform to a dull or uncomfortable routine for future gain. It is to acknowledge a painful truth rather than to run from or rationalize it. In this practice, there aren’t any rules to break. There is just awareness.

You are already perfect. http://zenhabits.net/perfect/

Achieving without goals. http://zenhabits.net/achieving/

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