Why should you read this?

Self-mastery: continuously learning to think, move, and live better.

We define mastery as being highly skilled in one or more areas. Self-mastery takes this idea to the highest level.

Something I learned in my teens is that being a happier person comes from continuous learning and being who you really are. And so self-mastery became important to me because it’s not about control; it’s about realising your place in your inner and outer world. Seeing that you, and everything around you, flow harmoniously together in the dance of your own making. Self-discovery. Knowing that your inner guide can take you wherever you want.

Self-mastery teaches the foundations of excelling in anything you care about: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual domains. And it shows you that the first step to a happy and more sustainable life is simply being more conscious of yourself, how you think, what you say yes or no to, and your gifts.

It’s about unfolding the right path in front of you and walking it. It’s an internal, intentional, and self-directed journey. Something only you can determine.

This journal is here to help you on the way.

Every lesson I learn through life is something I want to share. Writing, and helping people, are what I love. So this e-journal is a canvas to help me put that together.

Acquiring mastery takes lifelong practice. But the more you practice, the more proficient you become. And the more you then realise it isn’t about the finish line, as it never was.

Two qualities of Self-mastery

There are not only two. But these are particularly special.

Simple living

Extracting more value from less. It’s a enjoying less—less stress, wasteful spending, toxic relationships, or uninspiring activities—while getting more from what you love doing. I used to worry constantly about the future. Where will I be in five years? Will I achieve my goals quickly enough? What if I don’t make it? What if things go wrong? But I took a step back and realised I needed to strip away the unnecessary things in my life—from pointless possessions to negative thoughts. And the more I did to think or plan or do the things I wanted, the happier and more sustainable my life became.

Continuous improvement

Kaizen, meaning “change for the better” in Japanese, refers to improving in every area of life. It’s extremely important here because this space is about you: focusing on the journey and removing what makes you unhappy.

It’s about creating a positive feedback loop where a healthy mind creates a healthy body, and a healthy body creates a healthy mind. This idea changed my life. So, I want to help others do the same.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

— George Bernard Shaw

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven”, John Milton famously said, meaning we’re the gardener and guardian of our mind, and how we think shapes our reality.

And now, I’m here to help you achieve that.

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Writing about simple and sustainable living, health & fitness, and self-mastery.