Most people in society live as slaves to their emotions, beliefs and unconscious minds. Self-mastery is about learning how to become conscious of our thoughts and beliefs so that they no longer tyrannise our lives. In other words, a self-master is a person who has learned to become a master of their ego-based reactions, fears and compulsions. Self-mastery is not about control, instead, it is about conscious presence and mindfulness. You can explore the topic of self-mastery more in this section.