I found this in Solomon's Proverbs this morning;
Mark a life of discipline and live wisely" don't squander your precious life.
Then I was curious about the word "discipline," feeling like I have some negative associations with this word, so I consulted a dictionary and found this;
Discipline, 1. to instruct or educate, to inform the mind; to prepare instruction in correct principles and habits; as to discipline youth for a procession, or for future usefulness. 2. to instruct and govern; to teach rules and practice and accustom to order and subordination as in the training of an army.
I have included the woodblock print of the skull and hour glass with this meditation because there is nothing like being reminded of our mortality - that presses our feet back to the fire of knowing our days are numbered and precious. We do not have time to waste - and life is to be lived, and to really live our lives discipline is there to keep us not only potent, but protected as well.
I am curious how others think about discipline and her life benefits. Perhaps you can share an antidote of how discipline has brought you good things.