Thursday, February 19, 2009

Discipline or flow?

A famous success guru said: "Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. There are 999 other success principles that I have found in my reading and experience, but without self-discipline, none of them work."

What a life. Sentenced to spend your whole life doing things you don't want to do, all in the name of "success". I'm sure it has made a lot of rich, bitter old men.

Like Jed McKenna talks about, and like I've experienced in my own life, if you start "going with the flow" and let the higher mind guide you instead of forcing your egoic desires on life, you will more and more get into a sort of life where you never do anything you don't feel like.

Think about it: if you're in touch with the Universe's wishes, and you're going in the right direction, what needs doing will also be something you're interested in and you feel like doing, n'est-ce pas?

Doing that more and more will also help undoing the ego (because only the ego struggles against the Flow), so it's not a painless process, but it will get you more and more into a true effortless existence.


Aniko said...


If I may bring a correction:

"n'est-ce pas?"

eolake said...

Thank you very much.

Where the heck are we when I can't even trust my 30-year-old high school French? Shocking.

Gary Dempster said...

i am sure you could uncover all kinds of heretofore unconscious guilt in your own (and thus our) mind(s) by delving further into this idea of 'going with the flow' vs 'having discipline'. i encourage you to build on the premise. it is a powerfully anti-world and anti-ego idea!