During June, many Pagan bloggers take on the challenge of writing about the ethics and values they believe comprise a significant part of their lives as pagans. The concept of the immoral pagan, propagated by Christians who see themselves as taking a moral high ground, can be overwhelmingly dismissed. Ask any Pagan whether their path provides them with an ethical and/or moral code, and you will get a hugely positive response.
For my part, I plan to blog primarily about Discipline this month. According to dictionary.com, discipline means:
1. training to act in accordance with rules; drill: military discipline.
2. activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill; training: A daily stint at the typewriter is excellent discipline for a writer.
3. punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.
I want to focus on the first two points, it will probably touch the last one as well. Discipline in paganism can mean adherence to a daily practice, observance of taboos or oaths, constant work toward self-improvement — any number of things. I am not the most disciplined person, but I value self-discipline highly; I hope that in sharing my meditations on discipline this month I will be able to bring my own actions more in line with where I’d like them to be.
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