“Reshape yourself through the power of your will… Those who have conquered themselves… live in peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame… To such people a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same… Because they are impartial, they rise to great heights.”
Another theme echoed (again and again!) throughout these Notes.
The Buddha (see Notes on The Dhammapada) says: “One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the battlefield.”
Jesus says: “He who rules his spirit has won a greater victory than the taking of a city.”
Rumi (see Notes) says: “The lion who breaks the enemy’s ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself.”
How’s YOUR self-mastery? Are you re-shaping yourself through the power of your will?
Perhaps the quickest, simplest and most powerful way to begin re-shaping yourself starting NOW is to ask yourself these two questions:
1. What’s one thing your Highest Self would like to be doing you’re not currently doing?
2. And, how about something that you are doing that you know you need to stop doing?!?
Let’s diligently, patiently and persistently re-shape ourselves through the power of our will, my friend!