Most of us would take great offense if someone were to suggest that we’re not the master of our life. Reality can be harsh. If we look it squarely in the face, we’d probably see that we’re far from being the master! Who is the master then?
It should come as no surprise that it’s Master Ego who holds the reins. Together with its powerful collaborator the Mind, they take complete charge of organizing all of our experiences and determine how we react to the outside world. They jerk us back and forth between the landscape of the past and the future where only sadness, regrets or fears lie. Master Ego fuels the Mind with fears and desires, self-righteousness and indignation. Furthermore, they drag us over the coals of other peoples’ business where we constantly struggle against current reality. We’ve slipped into becoming a slave to the inner turbulence they create in our lives. This is definitely not a path to freedom! As Epictetus summed up, “No man is free who is not a master of himself.”
Grab back the reins, cut the puppet strings and take the three steps towards masterhood.
Master your mind! Tame the endless stream of thoughts—90 percent of them are repetitive and useless!
Take heed of what the Buddha said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
Master your time! Focus your energy on the present. Right action is inspired by the power of being fully present. Weak minds lead to weak actions.
Master your communications! Weed out negative words from your vocabulary. Practice speaking truthfully, with words that inspire self-confidence, joy and hope. Use words to create harmony, instead of discord.
Once mind, time and communications are mastered, you’re on the road to being a true maestro of life! The road is paved with abundant rewards!
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