Once basic needs are met (in the context of Maslow), it becomes incredibly apparent that discipline equals freedom: the discipline to deny cravings, or engage in pleasure without compulsion; the discipline to adopt a trend, or contemplate the subversive; the discipline to do what you hate, celebrate what you love, or vice versa in either scenario; the discipline to strategize, or lose yourself in the present. Discipline is not simply denial, but also acceptance. To me it’s a targeted action/state-of-mind that allows me to get things done, then sleep at night when I have nothing else to do.
Discipline will allow you to step wisely, to enjoy fully, and to live life in the manner you wish. Yeah, I’d definitely say that discipline equals freedom.