Human Beings, Creatures of Habit? Who said so? That was said, is said, is repeated and believed?
Why not start believing the greatness of humanity as well and then make that statement change all the way right around, it is:-
It is, human beings are the heartbeat of creation, believe it, create it and experience it.
Regarding the captioned titles with question marks, no matter how much is discussed; there will be a lifelong analysis, debate and earnest quest to seek resolutions but until or unless each of us individually take and shoulder the respective responsibilities with a perspective of conscious moral realization, we will be right there at the very same point where we started, having gone round in a complete circle, but not having achieved anything at all.
Why so, because we choose, because we preferred, because we elected and then we selected. It cannot be fully blamed on any single factor such as genes or pre disposition being carried from generations or any compulsive disorders only. There are various aspects that converge together to form a conclusive set of results and eventualities, which means lots of things, little by little got together, and their assimilation thus lead to what we call and refer to as a habit or habits.
Through meditation, we can strive to consciously awaken to our true nature and our true self which is pure and is devoid of any of the conditional patterns that we have self imposed upon ourselves, however apart from meditating, it is the main set of times, when we are performing our worldly duties, that we need to maintain rather than restrain, yes since maintain refers to main+staying while restrain refers to re-straining.
This is not some fancy set of grammatical harmoniousness or sound good, its about believing, good, feeling good and practicing good and righteousness. Let us see and reflect upon some aspects that we come across in our daily lives.
When we input a password wrongly, the device we seek to access remains locked. So similarly with life, if we keep using a wrong approach, then we will likewise keep experiencing wrongness no matter how the procedure might be because wrong begets wrong and right+what is correct begets likewise.
First we have a bit and then we bit our having whereby our very own habits become our most challenging having, that is we feel we cannot do without our habits? and yet we can do for that is true, we can do without certain habits for sure, this is regarding habits that are contradicting and affecting our well being, but then its not just about talk, more talk, writing and more writing, convincing and more convincing or trying to brainwash or make someone believe or change their beliefs, no, no and no, it is all about the master password which is “discipline”.
Until or unless we are living a disciplined life, whereby we practice discipline in and at all times; whether anyone is looking/watching or not, we ensure that we are disciplined and safeguarding ourselves from any practices that are not good for our well being. Remember at school, those first days of our studying and “learning”, what we first of all learned particularly was the obedience and the respect, we faithfully stood by disciplining ourselves and likewise for the school of life, we can, if we really commit to living a disciplined life.
Regardless of whatever the habit maybe; if it is a comfort zone, let us look into it, what is the comfort? Is it the calm forth sown? Is it the calmness and the peacefulness, the serenity and tranquility that is making us remain ensconced in a particular state of being? But then, do we realize that on one hand, we are weighing and on the other hand, we are being weighed and sought to be accountable for our peculiar behavior, even if we are not doing anything at all.
Life is dharma (duties) where we fulfill our karma (deeds) and this is all governed by goodwill that belongs to the harmonious welfare of ourselves and others. Since the cells within our being are all interconnected, how we feel about one think, about one thing can go ahead and either make us feel likewise about many more thinks and things consistently or leave us caught in a dilemma all because we held onto one particular belief? one particular practice? one particular insistence relating to some wayward indulgence? one particular stubbornness; one particular contradiction of all that is fair and right? But why, why hold onto what’s wrong? why go against your own best interests please?
I am not speaking the above based on any research or experience and neither am I qualified or recognized to make statements or express opinions relating to the captioned, rather I am earnestly seeking to express what is reflecting itself forth from within me. I am speaking from one pointedness of discipline, that is all, since even if one single person, including my ownself tends and intends to purely practice discipline in different areas of life, there could be remarkable changes that could unfold for discipline is one factor that interconnects many other factors and fact us. Discipline is that which is a priceless jewel, one of the greatest treasures ever known to humankind, where the greatest happiness, the greatest joys and the very greatest fulfillment have all come together to be experienced gloriously. Just imagine, how much different a disciplined life is from just living without discipline, it is far beyond any comparison for discipline is order and no discipline is disorder; so what would you prefer, order or disorder? Would you prefer to have everything arranged and pro active or disarrayed? confused? entangled in a web of complexities? complicated? and disorderly please?
For sure, all of us like to have our things in place, so then why don’t we diligently work upon the thinks, the discipline level + levels please. Imagine, having so many aspects of our lives so well arranged, so well programmed, so well unfolding, so well and systematically coordinated, so well and seamlessly and meticulously streamlined and perfectly aligned in a methodically precision structure, so very much as prepared as ever; so very much organized and orderly; there is truly so much more that happens in our lives when we follow a disciplined way of living that we start wondering why were we just leading our lives just like that? without a purpose? without a order? without a systematic and methodical approach? Actually speaking of discipline, it is not about when and where we are or in the presence of others only that this applies, discipline and being disciplined is for always, whereever we maybe; whatever the time maybe, whatsoever it is, discipline is paramount; there are no exceptions, of course if one is afflicted by certain health impediments/ailments or other certain peculiar conditions, it can be understandable, but when being perfectly all right and just avoiding to take charge and responsibility to escape from discipline? being pretentious? being lazy? being ignorant and negligent and deliberately postponing and procrastinating? No, those excuses that tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, that the next, week, the next month, the next year or for other conditions to fall into place? No excuses, No excuses and No excuses please; discipline is discipline and the earlier we live a disciplined life, the greater our life will tend to be, for each and every moment of life is so precious and truly wonderful that it wants us to celebrate each and every one of its moments gloriously but then there is a price apart from fulfilling our respective commitments, the price is the discipline, the orderliness of the disciplined approach and ensuring that as we grow in our disciplines, we keep ensuring that each and every stage and step of our lives is lived with conscious awareness and not in a state of day dreaming or aloofness or just vacillating or waiting for things to happen by themselves. It is also that not just speaking so much and then doing nothing or just depending upon discipline alone to put everything else into place; no, no and no; discipline is a part of many other aspects falling onto place, the many other aspects having the practice of righteousness in the very highest order and the very first and foremost place in our lives.
Understanding discipline and practicing it can bring about phenomenal changes in our lives and yes that could be called the very trust of our lives. Yes, disciplining our lives could then become the trusting factor of our lives since with each disciplining, we awaken to our moral conscience and practice what is righteous, what is wisdom and what is truth; however it is about ensuring that the disciplines are not personal delusional disciplines or self conditioning where we are lead astray or embarking on any indulgence in wrong behavior or doing anything that is ethically incorrect and against the conventional etiquette, practices, principles, standards and values governing the respective societies and cultures that we are fortunate to be part of. We need to respect to be respected, we need to be disciplined to experience the discipline of our being and for sure once we achieve, it provides us with more courage to move ahead in each and every pathway of our lives more jubilantly and joyfully since all of wish to be appreciated, however first we need to truly appreciate to be appreciated by the truth, for life’s truth is about an equation and that equation is that we are all equally endowed with the shining factor, the luminescence, the creative magnificent radiance that emanates from within the sacred realms of our souls, it is the divine vision, the divine wisdom and the divine will of our lives that will unfold and reveal itself to us when we faithfully strive to uphold and practice what is righteousness in all that we think, do, express and implement consciously.
Remember that when believing that habits create us? It is the seed, yes the roots that encapsulate the truth. The core beliefs will determine how and what we do, so if we seek to institute and implement any profound changes, it is disciplining ourselves right we started practicing certain tendencies, where we started allowing and permitting, so instead of trying to find the cause and effect constantly, let us reach across to the affect; what is affecting us right at the very seed; the seedling and origin/the core structure of our thinking process, of our knowledge, of our beliefs and of our wisdom and then at that very same level that we conditioned? that we habituated? that we accustomed ourselves to? that we made us comfortable with? that we patterned our way of thinking and living? to discipline at that juncture what we wish to realize, that is harvesting and sowing the seeds of what is correct, of what is righteous, of what is pure and what is the truth for it is not about some lofty words; it is not about some complicated set of statements; it is about the purity of our beliefs, we wish to enjoy our lives and be content, be happy like we see others around us, but then we need to strive to discipline ourselves at the root level for the root level which can be gradually understood during meditation as we expand our consciousness and raise our consciousness to the level of the divine light, it is what we do beyond our meditation as well, the discipline factor, ensuring that beyond all the observations, we are opting, we are serving and we are fulfilling our respective commitments, feeling good and ensuring that we are being consciously aware of what we are thinking and doing rather than just thinking anything and doing anything without any aim or purpose please, God bless.
©2014 Vashi Chandi