Discipline and its value in our life…
Discipline can be explained as training which will develop ones moral character and helps to produce a particular type of behavior. Training which helps the individual to correct, improve the overall conditions, moral character with the change in behavioral pattern of the individual. Discipline is an essential part of our life. In fact without discipline life we cannot work smoothly. Parents, elders of the family and the teachers are the first persons to introduce the sense of discipline to the children. Discipline must be learning t from the early stages of life. Discipline ensures the smooth flow of life without putting hindrance to the individual’s liberty. Discipline teaches us to be systematic towards achieving our goal of life. It helps us to achieve our ambitions.
Our social structure will fall apart without the discipline in social life. A society without the proper discipline encourages the unsocial activities such as violence and bad behavior. Self discipline is most important to achieve complete discipline in life. And it also helps to develop better character of the person concerned. Nation cannot progress without the law abiding disciplined citizens. This helps to build up the nation with the proper co-operations and unity. In these case nation can be saved from neighbor’s opportunistic attitudes. Strength of a nation lies in discipline. Self-discipline is to motivate self in spite of a negative emotional state of mind. For self-discipline individual should have strong will power to control the mind. Self-discipline works automatically and leads to the success.
Self-discipline, although difficult, while combating negative emotions, should be a defensive measure. At least we will be able to prevent the advent of negative conduct dominated by negative emotion. Once we develop this, by familiarizing ourselves with it, along with mindfulness and conscientiousness, eventually that pattern and way of life, will become a part of our own life. Our safe survivals depend on nature. Nature strictly follows the law of nature. Nature is very systematic with its law. The day starts with sunrise and sets accordingly to invite night with moon and stars above the sky. Nature is the best example of true discipline to all of us. The perfect nature’s law/discipline which controls the earth, the sun, the moon and other planets. Disharmony among the set rules will be disastrous to all of us.
Individual’s energies misused without strict control of mind and body. In that case Discipline is necessary for one’s moral life. We should remember, loneliness can command who knows how to obey. Without discipline there is no way we can control our mind or our senses.
In our spiritual life discipline is most essential. The spiritual activity needs systemic actions with strict discipline in life. To lead a spiritual life, a constant alertness over the mind is needed. Certain practices insulate you, yet retain your sensitivity at the same time. This needs training and education. We all have ten fingers and though everyone has the ability, only a few can play the guitar. Only those few who have learned how to play the guitar or the flute or the trombone can play it.
“Discipline works everywhere. It controls our morals and even our religion. There is no sphere in heaven and earth where discipline does not dominate…”
Without discipline there is no way we can control our mind or our senses…!