In order to be a well-ordered, well-disciplined person, you must have principles that you live by.
These principles serve as the anchor that keeps you grounded throughout some of the most vile afflictions.
They also keep you afloat when others are trying to drag you down.
I have 6 precepts for you. These are 6 tried and true precepts that I have taken. They have helped develop me into the level headed, disciplined man I am today.
No matter what I have been through, going through or will go through, these 6 precepts are my grounding factors throughout life.
No matter what you must put God first. There is a higher power that governs the energies that run throughout your body and all that is LIFE..
If you don’t believe in God, a higher power or divine providence in any fashion, fine, this precept is not for you.
But for those who do, understand that through trying times, God will be there for you.
This is the number one precept that must be acknowledged on a personal level. You can’t do it all on your own. This is not necessarily something you need to go professing through the streets. I mentioned just now that it is PERSONAL.
It is something that you must keep close to you, especially in trying times.
Time and time again God has shown me that He walks with me.
Even when you’re not in the greatest of mind frames, as long as your HEART is in the right place, you’ll receive guidance.
How? When your heart is in the right place, you will receive “signs” as well as noticed “synchronicities.” I’m not going to get into the spooky details but you will know them when you encounter them.
The first order of business is to find your grounding principle within a higher power.
Your tenacity will be unmatched.
Always Be Moving Forward.
You must always keep moving. Stagnation is death.
We have an ever flowing life force within us that we must keep churning.
This means that you never dwell on your past failures. You also mustn’t dwell on your present day wins, nor should you live in the future of anticipated regret and superfluous day dreams.
You must keep moving forward to enact the power of the present moment. There is no other moment.
You have to deal with things as they come to you, when they come to you.
When you move forward, life reveals itself.
You increase your luck through expansion of action.
Master The Fundamentals.
In any endeavor, strive to master the fundamentals. Every craft has fundamentals by which the higher order of these crafts are built upon. Many people want to become masters before mastering the basics.
This is out of order. Don’t put the cart before the horse.
You crawl before you can stand, stand before you can walk and walk before you can run.
Put in your 10,000 hours of beating on the basics of your craft. You also need to be consistent. Be consistent each and everyday.
If you are the competitive type, think about the fact that your opponent is training, preparing, practicing while you’re taking a break.
You must be OBSESSED with being the best. Master the basics. Drilling the fundamentals will get you there.
Don’t watch what other people are doing or where other people are at in their journey. You don’t want what they want therefore you don’t do what they do.
Your Body Is Your Castle
Your body is your castle. Build a moat around it.
Casual sex, drinking and drug consumption is not part of the warrior way.
All of these things serve to drain your life force.
Sex is one of the most energetically insidious of acts.
These days, people will have you thinking that casual sex is great.
Maybe, if it were with wholesome people. But can you insure that the people you have sex with have good energy?
If you haven’t heard, there are something called STDs, Spiritually Transmitted Diseases.
Casual sex with any ole partner without knowledge of their background leaves you open to all kinds of ghosts and demons from your partners past. Remember, sex is one of the most energetically insidious of acts.
Think about how power sex must be if you can create a whole other being just from this act.
Is the person you’re about to engage with spiritually grounded?
Do they have a things that lurk in their shadow that they haven’t dealt with that haunts them?
Are they even aware of the extent to which their shadow side apprehends their waking consciousness?
Are they attracted to you? Or do they want to drain the aura that beams outward from within? In other words, are they moths unto a flame?
Have you heard of psychic vampirism?
I’ll risk sounding like a square. Drugs and alcohol is another thing you must avoid. Anything that fogs your mental faculties is no bueno.
Why would you want your inhibitions pulled from within you?
Drugs, alcohol and sex opens you up to all sorts of possession because the guardian at the gate of your subconscious has been apprehended by these things.
Now moderation in any of the above if used “wisely” is not dangerous. But becareful as to what you consider “moderation.”
Moderation has been known to spiral into full blown addiction.
Diet & Exercise.
Theres nothing more to it. You have to take care of your physical health which is the bare minimum.
Master The Art Of Patience.
The world will tempt you with everything you’ve every wanted. The world will also promise to give you what you desire for a faustian bargain. Avoid this.
Your best bet is to remain patient and see precept number 1. The authentic path is a long one. But, the authentic path is also the lasting one.
I have first hand eye witness testimony. I grew up in the Bronx.
Many people that I know and have known have fell victim to many of the above pitfalls I’ve described above.
This is particularly possible in this day. It is easy to become tempted in such a visually, sensually, carnal existence.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.Matthew 6:22 King James Version (KJV)
Guard your mind at all costs. Be mindful of the content you consume and the conversations you keep.
What enters through the sense has the power to influence your mind.
Wholesome content produces a wholesome mind.
Unwholesome content produces a unwholesome mind.
This is the one thing you need to remember.
When you’re overcome by emotions, take a deep breath and count to 10.
Therefore, there will be no need to “master your emotions” if you’ve mastered your mind.
People will try to aggravate you, especially when you’re striving to become the strongest version of yourself. They will tempt you into getting you out of character.
Don’t fall for it. Count to 10, take a deep breath.