The Pain of Discipline




Spiritual growth requires daily recommitment. Great changes will occur when you resolve to be a little more positive, a little more loving, every day. A daily spiritual practice can elevate your consciousness, instill a sense of harmony with life’s rhythms, and promote a subtle but enduring state of joy and gratitude.



But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

The operative word is “daily.” You cannot maintain a higher consciousness by meditating, chanting, praying, or reading inspirational content sporadically. You might as well prepare for a career as a concert pianist by playing ten minutes of Mozart every other day.

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Jim Rohn

You will likely find that the pleasure of self-discovery quickly becomes self-motivating. Each meditation beckons you to go deeper; each exhilarating new book leads to another; each session of affirmations ends too soon.

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
Galileo Galilei

Yes, implementing a regular practice can be daunting, but putting it off indefinitely can result in a life that just doesn’t work very well.

No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.
Unknown






ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA

Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?

Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier

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SiSe_fullcover_final.inddPhil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.

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Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.

Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.

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2 Responses to “The Pain of Discipline”

  1. TheIntentionalSage Says:

    Great stuff!

    As part of a requirement for a master’s degree I am currently engaged in, spiritual practice is mandatory – daily! I took about 2+ months before I could settle on a particular practice, but when I found it, I feel like I have really reached ‘gold,’ so to speak.

    Ironically, the blog that I write to IS my spiritual practice. Strange, I know, but I think it speaks for itself.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    The Intentional Sage

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Sounds like a very cool master’s degree, T.I.S.! Yes, writing about spiritual matters certainly helps you clarify your thinking about them. Thanks for stopping by!

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