Discipline brings me joy.
Discipline is part of an enjoyable life. Meditation teacher Stephan Bodian defines discipline as “the capacity to do something again and again.” What is worth repeating? Certainly those things generating joy, peace, love, and clarity. I celebrate my discipline by noting its benefits in my prayers, writing, and conversations. A musician strives to move from the mechanics of practice into the timeless, creative flow of Spirit. As an instrument of the Divine, I attune to Spirit through disciplined practice. I reflect on what I most want to experience, engage in activities that support my goals, and set my intention to repeat them daily. Discipline brings me joy.
Put these things into practice, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress.—1 Timothy 4:15