126 | Disciplines So What and Wrap Up

Discipline

What have we been talking about? The last several episodes have been about the Disciplines of a master. We discuss why these are important, give examples from our own lives, and do some wrapping-up of the whole discipline topic. You could pick one and spend a week working with it, how cool could that be?? 

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125 | Perfection in Connection

Connection

We can be tempted to think of religion as a personal project of seeking holiness. That’s our age of individualism breaking everything down to me: my role, my task, my burden, my initiative. In this age of individualism and atomization, we can easily forget the importance of seeking connection with other people, nature, and our…

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124 | Hello, Confidence Energy, great to see ya here!

Confidence energy. When you remove fears that are useless and put some trust into the process (remember that episode?), confidence energy can start to show up. Decide to choose it. It’s about the power you have to create the change – you believe that YOU have the power to create the change. It’s the CRUCIAL…

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123 | Fearlessness to release useless fears and choose from purpose

Discipline

Fear is natural. It’s a natural emotion. Why, then, do we have this emphasis on fearlessness? There are things that naturally come up in life that are always going to give rise to fear. In those situations, probably what’s needed is courage. Courage to act in the face of feeling fear and doing the right…

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120 | The discipline of conscious choice

Discipline

We often think we are making choices, but really it’s our past, our worries and fears, our habits, our trigger behaviors, or our doubts that are making the choices for us. We are hijacked by our past without us even realizing it. Because when we make choices, we are always filtering them through our past…

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119 | Awareness and Examen

Discipline

Awareness is a discipline, meaning a kind of excellence that you could cultivate, that shows up in a few different contexts. Awareness is the ability to know “what is”. It’s the ability to discern what’s actually happening from your mind’s interpretation of what’s happening. In a sense, it means being present versus seeing a situation…

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118 | Discipline of Serene Acceptance

Discipline

Serene acceptance is radical acceptance. It sets the stage for our most powerful action and divine cooperation. There’s nothing passive, woe-is-me, or giving up when we practice serene acceptance. It shifts us immediately to see what might be possible. What you are resisting about life? When you are busy rejecting, resenting, resisting, or glumly resigning…

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117 | When you know what Discipline ACTUALLY is, you know you love it!

easter

Our modern ideas about discipline are deeply impoverished relative to the days of the fathers of the church. When we think of discipline, we think about a general disciplining the troops, the principal dishing out punishment, or the need to persevere to complete a hard task. Yet these are only one part of discipline. Jesus…

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