I think that a lot of my problems right now are rooted to my self-control being strong enough. I think that that is my ultimate weakness. I think that it has been since I was a young boy. Anxiety kept me from having self-control when I was a boy. I thought that in high school that had changed but I was reminded in Grade 11 how wrong I was–then it was cockiness that kept me from having self-control. Now I think that it’s something else–me. I have not worked hard enough to master my self. I’ve been fighting the symptoms but not the cause. It was not anxiety or cockiness that stopped me from having self-control. It was the lack of self-control that kept me from controlling those traits. I have to get to the cause. I have to change who I am. I have to master my self. How will I do this, you ask? My first strategy is going to be daily meditation. And it will work.

“Do or do not. There is no try”
Yoda, Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

13 thoughts on “Self-Mastery

  1. Well at least I know I'm being yelled at. Somehow I doubt that feeding me a bucket of white out while I sleep will cause me to get immediately better at proofreading. Though I suppose the near-death experience resulting could cause me to see the error of my ways. 😛


  2. Well, perhaps. Problem is I get scared of the wrong things, and cocky of the wrong things. Therefore white out doesn't scare me, but getting close family upset with me does.


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