In order to master type 1 diabetes you need to be disciplined in so many ways. You are not born with the power to be self-disciplined. It is a required skillset that can be refined and strengthened like a muscle.
According to yoga tradition, self-discipline (tapas) is a key first step in the practice of living in harmonious balance inside and out. Without it, you cannot acquire the strength to ascend beyond impulses and live freely in your choices.
When I was first diagnosed, I lacked self-discipline. My impulses drove most of my choices. When my blood sugars were low, I would over eat. When I felt empty, I would reach toward unhealthy food choices to slake the uncomfortable feeling of not being enough.
Self-discipline is not about control. It is about power. The power of choice. When you can choose from a place of knowing versus impulse, you are in charge.
In this short video you will learn how to:
Evan Rachel Soroka