When the ability to self regulate oneself is minimal, the control that one’s emotions have over their life are more prevalent and the less alignment and harmony there is with life’s energy.
If desiring was an Olympic sport we would all qualify. Self control is directly related to the amount of peace there is in one’s life; little self control equates to little peace. When the ability to self regulate oneself is minimal, the control that one’s emotions have over their life are more prevalent and the less alignment and harmony there is with life’s energy. Being truly mindful of what’s happening and having self control to not be pulled around by it is imperative if one is to have balance in their life. This self control has to be practiced or it won’t be prevalent in one’s life and as a result your mind will have its way with you. Self control can be developed, but the mind will need to trained and just like with any training it will take practice.
Self control is the key to freedom both physically and mentally. Think of all the people in prison, few if any had the self control not to give in to their desires and look what happened. Granted it’s not to that extreme for most people as far as the physical prison goes, but mentally many are in prison from a lack of self control to truly do the things that are beneficial to their life. Most are controlled by a mind that says, do this or that, and without developing self control it has to be obeyed. Don’t take my word for this, apply the Four Principles of the Conditioned Mind to your thoughts and see it for yourself. These principles are the prescription to the development of self control the leads to the eradication of Conditioned Mind Patterns that controls one as if they were a puppet on a string
1. The Principle of a Conditioned Mind – Understanding
2. The Principle of what causes the Conditioning – Attachment
3. The Principle of Awareness of the Conditioning – Realizing
4. The Principle of Conditioned Mind Freedom – Practice