posted on Sep, 14 2015 @ 09:27 PM
Think of something you did wrong today.
It doesn't matter how big or small, just think of one simple thing you did that ran contrary unto your ethical code. Whether it was cutting someone
off in traffic, being rude to someone in public, or committing a more serious transgression like stealing someone's time or energy, we all commit
regular ethical blunders that require amelioration.
Now, whatever that one thing happens be--resolve that from today forward you never do it again.
Then keep that promise for a full one hundred days. Really strive towards upholding that vow, making it a habit until it grows so entrenched in your
neurological structure that only a monumental conscious effort could dislodge it.
Then repeat that process anew. Choose something else you did wrong the day prior, then set about fixing that.
Rinse, wash, repeat that process forever--and watch your ethics grow steadily sharper.
Ethics are a blade with which you attack your mind and subdue the ever-looming thread of horrid impulse. They're a contract you make with yourself
regarding what you consider to be acceptable and unacceptable behavior.
And nobody's ethical code on earth is perfect--and proof of that can be found in the fact that you're still incarnating here in this world.
Therefore, your ethics still need sharpening. And this is the method by which to do it:
(1) Pick one thing you did wrong today
(2) Vow to never make that mistake again
(3) Keep that simple vow for a hundred days straight
(4) Repeat that entire process anew
That's it. There's the simplest, most basic method towards sharpening ethics and refining the self. Practice it diligently and you'll correct at
least three unwanted behaviors per year--over thirty changes in a decade, and well over two hundred over the course of your life.
And as I can almost guarantee there aren't over two hundred major faults wrong with you, that means this is a almost guaranteed method to perfect
yourself in a single life.
Therefore there's absolutely no reason to avoid walking this path.
So start right now. Pick one thing you can improve, then fix it for the next hundred days until it becomes a habit.
Then, continue that process ceaselessly into the future.
Sharpen your ethics constantly, and see how far you go.
Refine yourself in this life without pause, and enjoy the rewards in every life ahead.