Let’s take a look at discipline. It can truly be a very polarizing word. For many the word discipline has a very negative connotation. Standing in the metaphorical corner for something done “wrong” and receiving punishment. That is one way to look at it.

What if discipline was the key to freedom? What if discipline were something to look forward to every day, knowing that you were being nourished on so many levels? This is golden discipline. The self-discipline that promotes the nurturing of you as a spiritual being, at a soul level.

Golden discipline may come in the form of your spiritual practice, taking care of your physical body with nourishing food and exercise, or aligning with your goals and intentions.

For me, the most important discipline you can adopt for yourself is a spiritual one. As that part of you is tended to, the rest of life seems to fall more effortlessly into place. This doesn’t mean that you have to be a part of a spiritual organization. It is simply taking the time to know more of you, who you really are when the noise of life is turned down for a moment giving you the chance to connect with you, your heart, your higher self and more.

There are great gifts to be had in the daily golden discipline of being quiet with you. Even if some days you just don’t feel like it, there can be a knowing that this discipline is an opportunity, a means to an end. The end being the ultimate journey of life, where depending on how you look at it, can truly be amazing.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on discipline. What are some golden disciplines in your life that nurture you?