What I want to briefly discuss now are the ideas of self-discipline in productivity and the influence of commitment in life. I mentioned the subordination of immediate pleasure for an overall value and I said that it could be liberating. I don't think anyone challenged this directly, and I think it is something worth challenging.
The value I am talking about is spiritual growth, striving to better yourself and be open to challenge. By realizing our own consciousness, we become aware of being. Life is an amazing story unfolding before our eyes, and we can taste and dabble in it. By committing to love life, we commit to love ourselves and nurture our own growth and that of others. Thus, we strive to grow and better, and so we have a clear scale by which to judge decisions in life. This is why I think commitment is liberating: in doing so, you give yourself a clear direction, and so you do not conflict between personal desire and personal growth.
In practice, the self-discipline required for commitment is more than most of us possess. Contiguously, the self-discipline commitment provides as one becomes increasingly adept is staggering. One must be extremely clear-minded to constantly be aware of life and aware of the value of one's action. When these actions cause visible reactions to the pleasure of the committed, their position becomes reinforced.
The difficulty of self-discipline is incredible. I think regardless of result, pursuing greater discipline cannot be more wasteful than the more common pursuits of life. What would be more tragic is if we didn't try.
I'm not sure how I come off - but to compensate for the ambiguity of language: this is what I think is good, and it could be verbal diarrhea. I'm simply basing this on my limited experience of life and the observed consequences of my actions.
For better, or for worse,