Great Advice With a Note of Caution
The above video reminds of the bible verse Matthew 26:41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
I also think this frame of mind he refers to has something to do with addiction’s false narrative or hook in our lives, like porn or a blow-up doll in place of the intimacy of a real woman.
“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” C. S. Lewis
Perhaps, addiction is more like what we imagine IMAGINE to be an insurmountable mountain when it’s really a molehill or a mud pie we can walk away from.
It is perhaps semantics to most but I would replace meditation with prayer. Meditation is sketchy…now that we’ve had decades to experience and study meditation in the western world many former teachers of meditation warn against it. From a Christian view – Steven Bancarz has lots of videos on this – new age meditation can conjure the Kundalini awakening…which is a term used by gurus from India. Meditation says to empty your mind (unguarded and vulnerable) but the Bible says in Philippians 4:8 “…fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.”
He nails it. I do feel resistance in my body, my flesh (subconscious robotic basement of my being) that is a barrier to change, good change. Like that apprehension to not ride a roller coaster or go to a job interview or sit down and write that novel.