Discipline As A Spiritual Trait

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him ~ Buddha

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Discipline as a Spiritual Trait


The term “discipline” is often seen as a negative concept. It implies rigidity, adherence to rules and punishment. But in spirituality, discipline can be seen as a positive character trait, an essential tool for growth. Discipline is an essential part of any spiritual practice because it helps us to stay focused and committed on our path, even in the face of obstacles and distractions. In this post, we will explore the importance of discipline in a spiritual context and look at some practical tips on how to cultivate this trait within ourselves.

What is discipline?

Discipline is the ability to pursue what is good in the face of temptation or discouragement. It is the quality of self-control, perseverance, and commitment.

When we are disciplined, we are able to stick to our convictions and pursue what is right, even when it is difficult. We do not allow ourselves to be swayed by our emotions or desires. Instead, we remain focused on our goals and stay the course.

Discipline requires us to be patient and to persevere through trials and challenges. It also demands that we be willing to make sacrifices in order to achieve our objectives. Sometimes this means forgoing immediate gratification in favor of long-term gain.

Discipline is an essential part of successful living, as it provides the foundation for our moral and spiritual life. It helps us to remain focused and on track, no matter what life throws our way.

In short, discipline enables us to live a more principled life. It helps us develop inner strength and character. And it allows us to overcome obstacles and accomplish great things.

The benefits of discipline

There are many benefits to having discipline as a spiritual trait. One benefit is that it can help you to become more self-aware. When you are more disciplined, you tend to be more in tune with yourself and your surroundings. This can lead to a greater understanding of your own spiritual needs and how to best take care of yourself.

Another benefit of discipline is that it can help improve your concentration. When you are more disciplined, you are able to focus on what is important and let go of distractions. This can be helpful in both your personal and spiritual life as you strive to achieve your goals.

Lastly, discipline can also lead to a sense of inner calm and peace. When you are able to control your thoughts and actions, it can be easier to find stillness within yourself. This can be a very valuable experience when trying to connect with your spirituality.

Developing discipline

In our spiritual practice, developing discipline is essential in order to create lasting change. It requires setting realistic goals and putting forth the effort to stick to a plan. Just as importantly, it means being gentle with ourselves when we falter.

When we are first starting out on our spiritual journey, everything can seem so new and exciting. We may have moments of great inspiration where we feel like we can take on the world. But then reality sets in and we realize that making lasting change is not always easy. This is where discipline comes in.

Developing discipline means having a plan and sticking to it even when we don’t feel like it. It means getting up each day and taking those first steps even when we’d rather stay in bed. It means keeping going when things get tough and not giving up.

Of course, there will be days (or even weeks) where we fall off the wagon. That’s OK! The important thing is to get back up and start again. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day – nor was any great spiritual journey. So be patient with yourself and keep at it. The rewards will be well worth the effort!

Importance of spiritual health

There are many benefits to maintaining a spiritual practice, including improved mental and physical health, a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life, and increased levels of happiness, peace, and well-being.

Spiritual health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. It helps us to connect with our deepest selves and find meaning and purpose in our lives. A spiritually healthy person is someone who has a deep sense of self-awareness and is able to maintain a healthy balance between their inner world and the outside world.

There are many ways to nurture your spirituality, including prayer, meditation, yoga, journaling, spending time in nature, or attending religious services. Whatever path you choose, the key is to be consistent in your practice and make it part of your daily routine. When you prioritize your spiritual health, you will find that other areas of your life fall into place more easily.

How to be more disciplined

It is often said that the most successful people are the most disciplined. But what does it mean to be disciplined?

The dictionary definition of discipline is “the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.” But discipline isn’t just about following rules – it’s about self-control and consistent effort.

Here are some tips on how to be more disciplined:


  1. Set clear goals.

What do you want to achieve? How will you measure success? Setting clear goals and tracking progress can help motivate you to stay on track.


  1. Make a plan.

Break down your goal into smaller, achievable steps that you can take every day or week. Having a plan of action makes it easier to stay disciplined.

  1. Be consistent.

Consistency is key when it comes to discipline – try to stick with your plan as best as you can, even if things don’t always go as planned.

  1. Take small steps first.

It can be overwhelming to tackle large goals all at once, so try taking smaller steps before scaling up your efforts over time.

  1. Track your progress

Reward yourself for milestones achieved along the way. Celebrate each victory no matter how small it may seem – this will help keep you motivated and focused on the bigger picture!

If you feel like you lack discipline, know that you’re not alone. Many people struggle with maintaining discipline in their lives. However, it is possible to develop this trait with time and effort

. Here are some tips on how to be more disciplined:

  1. Develop a clear understanding of what discipline means to you. Why do you want to be more disciplined? What area(s) of your life do you need to focus on? When you have a clear understanding of your goals, it will be easier to stick to them.
  1. Set realistic goals for yourself. Trying to make too many changes at once is likely to lead to failure. Start small and focus on one goal at a time. As you achieve each goal, you’ll build confidence and motivation to keep going.
  1. Make a plan of action. Once you know what your goals are, put together a plan of how you’re going to achieve them. This could involve setting specific days or times for working on your goals, breaking down larger goals into smaller steps, or anything else that will help you stay on track.
  1. Stay accountable to yourself and others. One way to do this is by telling someone else about your plans and checking in with them regularly. You can also keep a journal or blog where you document your progress and reflect on your successes and challenges.
  1. Stay organized. This one goes hand-in-hand with having a plan – if everything is in disarray, it will be much harder to stick to your plan and make progress. So take some time each day to organize your thoughts and your surroundings. This will make it easier to stay on track when things get busy or overwhelming.

4 Make sure your motives are pure. It’s important to check in with yourself periodically and make sure that your motives are pure – that is, that you’re not pursuing a goal for the wrong reasons.

In conclusion, it is clear that discipline is an important trait to have when striving for success and happiness in life. Discipline helps us to stay focused on our goals and to practice self-control which can lead to improved mental health. It’s also an essential part of spiritual growth as it allows us the opportunity to find out what matters most in our lives and gives us perspective. Ultimately, discipline leads to inner peace, contentment and a stronger connection with the divine…

“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace”  ~ Mike Ditka

We live in a culture that offers a smorgasbord of spiritual offerings. Individuals are seeking answers through many different “pathways” in our culture: some jumping from one path to another when they don’t find an immediate answer or cure.
It takes discipline to be able to get the “gold” from any teaching. As much as the path is important, the way in which we engage our spiritual pursuits is equally vital.

“Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion” ~ Jim Rohn

Personally I found the pure energy of Discipline through communion with an Ascended Master, Serpis Bey. Serpis Bey holds the Mastered Vibration of Discipline. Anyone, through meditation, can access this Master Frequency.
Discernment helps us see discipline as a positive quality. I do not see punishment as part of the equation. Except for the fact when we fail ourselves, through the lack of self- discipline, our life suffers and that is a form of self punishment. Practicing discipline in the positive is a form of great self love.
When we employ discernment and discipline together it becomes a powerful duo: discernment as the sword, cutting the extraneous from our lives and discipline the muscle which swings the sword.

Discipline can be powerful in adopting new practices. In these shifting times it can be very powerful to stand in the unknown in order to learn something new. It takes a disciplined mind to be able to step out of what you know into what you don’t know, to clear the clutter of the mind and psyche so that something new and profound can show up.

Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone’s watching or not ~ Michael J. Fox

We are living in the time of spiritual masters. We are the masters we’ve been waiting for. It is time for us to claim our mastery by acting as such. Self mastery is key to claiming and living as God’s true children, our sovereign God giving right.

Through discipline comes freedom ~ Aristotle

While I lived a good part of my life thinking I was free because discipline was not my bag, I now see I was living a spiritual delusion. I can honestly say that as I practice discipline in my life I experience a much deeper freedom. Discipline is setting me free. It has changed in a positive way every aspect of my life and I’ve just begun to practice it. May it set you free as well!
In Love and Peace and Discipline,
Kenton David Bell

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