When I look myself in a mirror, I can get a sense of how young I really am on earth. It is often in how much happiness I see in my eyes. Those orbs can tell why every curve of facial tone speaks to the happiness you have learned to live with. Life is about living and learning. To learn is to grow as much as to live is to give of your time, talents, patience or whatever. What can I learn and what can I give? It’s the rule of my life for every moment, every meeting, everyday. Why is this necessary? It’s about the three freedoms. Living is learning as learning is living, so that when you stop learning you will start dying slowly at first. It throws up angry curves of confusion on our faces.
It’s about experience level or self-discipline, which has four incrementally fundamental steps and I do call them the four ways of learning. Self-discipline is how to embrace life bit by bit at a time as you grow, by doing what life demands of you for your survival in a human community instead of doing only what you want to do for yourself. As learning is about specialization, so living is about distribution. The first is about what you can do with your hands, the second is about where you are needed to be of most value to life. Respectively, they are how to receive and to give God’s love. This is what life is about and you cannot give what you do not have; you cannot distribute what you have not learned how to get into your consciousness. God’s love is the greatest you can get and give!
When you enter into a profession, it is like your next world of learning self-discipline for the new responsibility of living in a refined sphere of influence. You are like a child full of excitement and holding a blank cheque of professional promise in your grasp. Only your self-discipline can make or break the promise. Clearly, it’s what your profession must teach you about unending learning so that it can give to the world enough patents of promises made in your name. So self-discipline is clearly a love for yourself, for everyone or everything around you and for the world. It’s better to see it as service to you, your neighbour, to the world and then to God in your highest gifts of purity.
Self-discipline always wins rewards because it’s a force of love that grows till it peaks in the lord. My professional welcome to a new world of self-discipline was actually like discovering the lord, our professional epitome of excellence in practice. Since the lord is the highest example of Spirit, image and likeness of God as you are learning and living to be, a second level of self-discipline is best called spiritual exercise. In the same way that physical exercise is necessary and sufficient for making champions in any sport, spiritual exercise is the self-discipline that will make you the champion in your profession. Your method and its variations in or out of the pitch will determine how far you can go to claim the full promise of a profession. Like all things, do what you do till it sings in your heart!
‘The best music in man’s ear is the sound of his name from a woman he loves’.
Also the song in your heart is the best sound of gratitude to God for opportunity to develop godlike self-discipline in your sport of profession. You could even be called the god in your profession but it may not take away your gratitude to God because of the third level of self discipline, which is doing as the lord will do in each situation you find yourself. It is best called contemplation of all words of the lord. Unlike cramming, it makes ambassadors for the lord even in a profession. You’re now at the top of all three ways of learning belonging to this physical world. So many who cannot practice what they preach are like experts who ignore all the forces that brought them this far to produce that music in their hearts, the harmony of God! See what music makes of all musicians. You too can Send Down Rain!
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