Winning the War Against Temptation
Fighting With Temptations
Those who relapse aren’t always witless or will-less, they are often weapon-less.
Isn’t It More Peaceful to Appease Temptation Than to Battle It?
We all have to fight an inner war against temptation. In that war, our mind is like a discouraging inner voice that keeps making our opponent seem bigger and tougher than what it actually is.
It is true that our fight against various sensual temptations can gradually wear down our will to fight – especially when the temptations seem to keep returning endlessly like an enemy army with unending reserve forces.
The Heat of the Moment
The world is full of temptations, allurements and a variety of attractive enticements. A cool-headed analysis of them confirms their ultimate uselessness and striking inability to bring us what we really desire. Unfortunately, in the heat of the moment, such temptations are practically irresistable.