In honor of the Chinese Year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram that began February 19, 2015, I’m dedicating the 2015 Mandala of the Year to the Goat. Each month we’ll explore a trait or symbol of the goat to explore how we can incorporate it into our own lives.
For Section 5 we look at the goat energy of disciplined.
This section of the 2015 Mandala of the Year presents to us the idea of self discipline; being able to have an objective in mind and the self awareness and self control to do what needs to be done to achieve said objective.
From “What is Self-Discipline – Definitions” by Remez Sassonis, self discipline…
is the expression of inner strength and staying power, vital for dealing with the affairs of daily life and for the achieving of goals.
Take this goat for instance. He wanted out. Looked at all his options. For some of us we might think there’s no way out of here and give up. In the end, the goat used is own self determination and will power to escape his pen…while his owner watched him do it.
“Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” Napolean Hill
Ponder this while coloring this month’s section of the 2015 Mandala of the Year.
The Mandala lady
Be sure to download/color the May 2015 Mandala of the Month.