Great discussion going on the last post about self-control. There isn’t a whole lot more I would add. Other than that self-control is the way to self-mastery, and that is living life at the ultimate level of prosperity…
When you control your senses, you experience optimal health, energy and vitality. When you control your thoughts, you get the most repose, harmony and spiritual bliss.
You can’t command things, but you can command your thoughts. You can’t coerce others to do things against their will, but you can mold and master your own will. That is the path to self-mastery.
And people who are masters of themselves attract people that want to follow them. It may be the most attractive, compelling, and charismatic feature anyone can ever possess. But more important is the inner harmony it brings you.
I am in complete astonishment at the revelations and ecstasy that comes to you when you achieve self-mastery. I am filled with joy and the grandeur of the prospect, and the actual majesty of its almost achievement. And I say almost, because I’m certainly not there yet. But ever day I get closer brings me more joy than I can even describe. This is the real prosperity we look for.
Ain’t it great!