By S.A. Abraham
Bruce Lee once said; “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
The Art of Living Well is the art of understanding wisdom. It is the desire to focus on self-knowledge and cultivation; and the drive to make our dreams a reality.
In our individual journeys towards the attainment of self-empowerment as well as the spiritual path and the inner peace we aspire to; discipline, instruction and patience apply equally to the physical, emotional and the spiritual aspects.
British philosopher and writer James Allen writes in As a Man Thinketh
• “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he… A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts”…
• “Man is made or unmade by himself… By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their maker and master.”
We must, therefore, first learn self-knowledge and we must discipline our own selves. To a very large extent, I am convinced that pure intentions, good energy, and continued practice are the ingredients which make all the difference in creating this self-cultivation, awareness, and inner peace.
I believe that devoting and setting time aside to meditate, to learn, and to actively work towards our goals helps us to achieve a more rewarding life that includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
The habit of making time for calm contemplation, prayer and personal reflection can be built up and practiced gradually over a period of time. Unlike a passing trend or a thing of novelty, such consistently practiced habits become part of a positive routine which produce good fruit in our lives.
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