Ancient wisdom for today (8)

August 8th 2012, Day 8, Proverbs 8

Mark a life of discipline and live wisely; don’t squander your precious life. Proverbs 6: 33 (The Message)

I don’t always like the life of discipline – that’s the kind of thinking that challenges me to say ‘no’ to some of my favourite things in favour of some of the things I don’t like so much…

If you’re in the process of (or thinking of) trying to shift one set of less helpful behaviours for another, more disciplined set; it might be helpful to look at whether you’re using something to help you feel better; to balance a perceived discomfort elsewhere in your life – our culture doesn’t have expressions like, ‘retail therapy’ and ‘comfort eating’ for nothing!