Chapter 5, V 23 – “Since he knows that discipline means unbinding the bonds of suffering, he should practice discipline resolutely, without despair dulling his reason.”
I heed Lord Krishna’s advice. I would describe my mind, my thoughts, as a wondering mind in need of discipline. It is probably the reason for my suffering and despair. I do not suffer from lack of food, or shelter, or clothing, other comforts or even companions. I have been blessed many times over and enjoy the fruits of love and labor. For a long time I have sought to discipline my mind. I practice mindful breathing, teaching my mind to focus on following my breathing in and out. I also find joy in reading the Lord’s book, taking the name of my Guruji, spending more and more time in prayer and reflection. My despair is that I cannot discipline my mind to continue take the Lord’s name with every breath. That is the discipline I aspire.