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Chocolate, discipline, and meditation

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    QUESTION: Someone wrote, ...Often i feel guilty for not being disciplined enough.... RESPONSE: If you really like to eat chocolate, then how hard is it to
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      QUESTION: Someone wrote, "...Often i feel guilty for not being
      disciplined enough...."

      RESPONSE: If you really like to eat chocolate, then how hard is it
      to "discipline" yourself to put a piece of chocolate in your mouth,
      chew it, and savor the flavor? How do you force yourself to do this?
      Or, DO you force yourself to eat the chocolate? Do you discipline
      yourself to eat the chocolate? Or, is it true that you do
      not "discipline" yourself to eat chocolate. Maybe you eat it solely
      because you like it, because it has become a habit that you enjoy
      doing, and that you eat a little piece of chocolate whenever it's
      available.

      What if meditation were like chocolate? What if you really liked
      meditation as much as chocolate (or whatever)? Then,
      would "discipline" be an issue? Would you have to train yourself in
      this "discipline"? Or, would you just do it because it is something
      you like, a habit that you naturally do, often?

      May your meditations today be like the chocolate in your mouth, :)

      Swami J
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