Self mastery is the ability to observe the system of self as a 3rd party and decide what is or is not acted upon, what patterns are allowed to persist and what impulses get disciplined – based on its highest and best long term interests.

Self mastery is a conscious driving of the machine.

Fear is part of the systems ‘stopping’ mechanisms and is only useful in the protection of the system against danger.

The conscious driver can override any signals of the system (fear, anger, pain, hunger, etc) and to do so consistently where appropriate is the practice of mastery.