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.

Allen G. Bagby is an American author of fantasy fiction and an experienced blogger. His favorite and influential authors are David Gemmell, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bernard Cornwell, Terry Goodkind and C. S. Lewis. He is also influenced by movies such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gladiator and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Blood & Soul is the first book in the Creed of Kings Saga. It can be read alone. He independently published Blood & Soul in mid-2014. It hit #1 a couple of times and stayed five and a half months on Amazon's Top 100 in various related genres. He's currently writing the next book in the Creed of Kings Saga, the working title is Out of Oblivion. Website: Twitter: @aspeakinghuman Facebook Page: Goodreads Author Page:

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