I learned from dictionaries that out there has two meanings, one of which is 'strange' and the other 'out in the world'.
Both meanings fit into the context without any problem, which might be an error in my part.
Teachers, which do you think is the better definition?
May I ask you another question? What does discipline mean in the passage? I have referred to a number of dictionaries, only to fail to find its adequate meaning.
A 20th Century poet best known for his love poems, W.H. Auden lived a strict, regimented lifestyle. In his book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Mason Currey quoted Auden as saying that “the surest way to discipline passion is to discipline time: decide what you want or ought to do during the day, then always do it at exactly the same moment every day, and passion will give you no trouble.” For the Audens out there, you know exactly when your mind works at full capacity and you take advantage of it. That’s why you insist on following a daily routine. At full creative flight, you generally try to wake up early and hit the sack early, meeting the times set in your schedule, and you are highly productive because of it.