Does Discipline Bring You Freedom?

stoicism and the vedas

Have you ever taken inventory of where your time goes during a 24-hour period? You probably often catch yourself wondering “where did the day go?” But have you ever actually gone the extra mile to take full inventory of your time?

It is an undisputed fact that energy goes where attention goes. However, we tend to forget that attention is defined by time. The way we spend our time defines what we give attention to; which in turn determines where we want energy to be directed to.

Are you disciplined enough to say ‘no’ to certain ideas, desires and yes, sometimes, if needed, even to certain people?

The following is a 40-second Sound Byte from Episode 041, the last part of a Blueprint For A Good Life – Stoicism & The Vedas where we discuss the relationship between discipline and freedom.

Audio Transcript

Kind: captions
Language: en

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I'm gonna bring up Steve Jobs and I
don't know if we've I've quoted this before

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one of the things he said is to be brilliant
 -- yes -- which also falls under

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enlightenment because brilliant is a light -- yep --
enlightenment is the light to be

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brilliant is to not so much have great
ideas to be what is it -- it's not to have

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one great idea is to be able to
recognize and let go of all the other

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million good ideas -- so that's discipline
is being able to let go of those -- exactly and that's that's what's here

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in terms of all our other desires

Episode 041 – A Blueprint for a Good Life Part VII

  • Moksha – Liberation (not mocha frappe 🙂
  • Is your neighbor enlightened?
  • Tim has issues with guys living in caves
  • Liberation from what?
  • Joe Rogan with Naval Ravikant:
  • Don’t let false memes and fake gurus deprive you from prosperity
  • Goals vs Pillars
  • Are you falling for the commodity yoga conspiracy?
  • Enlightenment – see the light or live light?
  • You have to be disciplined to gain enlightenment
  • A tail of two minds
  • Are you humble enough?
  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink:
  • The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone:
  • Live light!

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