I sometimes get very confused about what political label I’m supposed to use for myself. This is partly due to my changing view of government’s appropriate role in our lives. I don’t intend to get into that here other than to state my concern over our lack of connection to our true state (of being, not citizenship). This disconnection is manipulated by those who do not have our best interests at heart. We become addicts and numbed by the bread and circus. Abdicating our awareness and responsibility has become too easy to do. Strengthening our will and waking up by asking the right questions are two ways to start to regain control.
Good habits are formed by the will, while bad habits are mostly the result of an ineffective will. Will is energy and its function is not only to intervene between incoming and outgoing currents of thought, but to also give force to motives and resolve. We can form impressive resolutions but they are of no use unless we have the will to carry them out. Character may be defined as a will acting in accordance with wisdom. More than any other factor, the will gives force and identity to the personal self, and whatever influences tend to weaken the will are of necessity bad. This is one of the reasons why it is important to pay attention to the trance states that the media and those in authority try to place us in. If you’re in a trance, make sure it’s one of your own making.
The Will Workout
The efficient means of strengthening the will is to take every opportunity to put good resolutions into practice. Decide you are going to do a useful thing and then do it. Make sure you engage your reason so you don’t act in haste. Most importantly, keep in mind that only reading and studying about the thing you desire never gets you to the goal. These things can only provide a model, a scaffold, or some inspiration. The exercise of the will can become a habit and will help direct what “Psychocybernetics” would call the “servo-mechanism.”
Another Pretty Good Reason
The will to do things that are good and right should ultimately become part of a prayer. Our goal should be to adapt our will to the Higher Will of God. The “Will of God” is sanity, peace, and health. To the extent we are able to express these through our actions, we are reflecting the true purpose of life. Our life is in God, our energy is of God, and the human will is intended, not to obstruct, but to admit the tide of power from above. Its supreme function is to place us in the divine current so that it may act through us.