Retreating into Discipline

Bursting with Vibrancy

This is the summer of discipline for yours truly.  I know it doesn’t sound all that exciting, at first blush.  I am focusing on amplifying my energy and radiance, encouraging more vibrancy to flow through.   This means disciplining my mind, senses and focus.  I’m letting go of my attachment to the pleasurable and engaging only in what will be most beneficial.

As far as my schedule and pace, I’m doing what peak performers do, pulsing my energy in 1.5 hour increments with periods of renewal in between vs working non stop until I drop.  Operating at a more optimal energy level has me make stronger choices and increases my ability to take a stand for what is needed in each moment.  Now that’s leadership!

Discipline strengthens our ability to naturally feel bliss, in fact, it is said that it creates a fountain of nectar.  Isn’t that beautiful?   Discipline creates bliss that is not dependent upon activity, attachment or passion.  Happiness that can only happen when I get what I want has an inevitable sorrow attached to it.  Bliss that blossoms out of discipline on the other hand is clothed in deep contentment.

What sort of discipline do you choose to call forth in yourself this summer?  How will the energy you are creating within support your ability to enliven your vision and goals?   Just asking.

If the idea of discipline has you inspired, yet deep down you know that left to your own devices NOTHING will change, I have good news!  Registration is still open (and yes you can sign up right now,) for one of my annual mid year “Renew, Re-focus and Re-engage” sessions.  Together we will get you tracking toward manifesting your deepest wisdom.


Advancing with Discipline and Freedom

Swan Meditating at Bloedel Reserve

My most successful clients have great discipline.  While I have a strong ability to focus, when it comes to discipline,  I tend to get all harsh and controlling with myself.  My old pattern is to approach the discipline of maintaining a schedule, planning and maintaining the systems that support me with a heavy intensity.

Although I get things accomplished this way, it’s often a recipe for dragging me into the dust.  Can discipline have a feeling of flowing freedom and spontaneous joy?

When I get right down to the root of how this can be possible, it has to start with disciplining my mind.  Having my mind serve me, here in the present, as opposed to compulsively painting one picture after another of my past present and future, my character, the world I live in, my relationships.  You know, the endless list.

Here’s what I think is the linchpin of Advancing with Discipline & Freedom.  Focus first on disciplining the mind through Retreating into a daily meditation practice.  I’m pretty sure the ULTIMATE freedom is stilling the mind so it can rest in the Heart, the source of deep wisdom, spontaneity, love and creativity. (OK… ALL the good stuff.)

Once the mind rests into a Heart centered focus and presence, all the scheduling, planning and systems will flow powerfully with great ease.  That my friend is a path to success that I can sign up for!