In Webster’s dictionary self mastery is defined as the ability to control one’s own desires or impulses. Psychologists call it self-discipline or self-control, and it’s the ability to get yourself to consistently behave in ways that move you toward your goals rather than away from them. It’s the ability to set a course of action and keep moving forward no matter how hard it gets or how unmotivated you feel. The ability to recognize, understand, control, and make the most out of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self.
How to achieve self mastery?
First step is to become aware. To be aware is to be present—to live in this moment, the NOW. To be aware is to always keep coming back to what is happening NOW. The NOW is where you connect with your Higher Self, with your Essence. Being aware is to witness your thoughts, emotions, actions, and the world with non-attachment.
Second step is to make difference. Making difference allows to choose wisely. You need to be aware that there are choices and then choose consciously—to become the conscious choice-maker. Everything in life is a choice. Your choices create the life you live. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use your commonsense, but always remember that first impulse from the heart when making the final decision.
Third is to decide on your action. You have to have the courage to act on your choice. You must also be focused on your goal to master yourself. It requires you to be one-pointed without being rigid. It requires you to stay alert, unemotional, and mature.
And lastly you must come to your realization. Imagine what it will be like to have no boundaries or limitations, to be free, and for all your actions to be spontaneously correct and all desires spontaneously fulfilled.
Benefits of Self Mastery
Self Mastery can help you develop attitudes and habits in order for you to create and live your life. If you have developed self mastery you can control yourself at any given situation. You can move towards your goals with discipline. You will have the confidence to do things in a purposeful way. Self mastery will also help you have clarity on what is really important to you. It teaches you to live the moment with happiness, love and gratefulness.