Thought for the Day- Life is Worth Living
Thought for the Day- Love and Loneliness
Thought for the Day- Choosing to Surrender Choice
Overcoming our bad habits often requires removing the element of choice. We make a commitment to not do the bad habit anymore, and thus the choice is already made and doesn’t have to be made again.
But then, a little later, we make an exception and indulge in the habit. Or perhaps we decide that we will engage in the behavior to some degree, if not all the way. At this point we have created the option to do the behavior to some extent if the conditions are right. So now it becomes a matter of judgment again. The borders have been blurred, and from that point on, we must debate whether each successive situation warrants getting to indulge in the bad habit again or not. Thus, our bad habit has once again become a matter of choice. And this is why we give up on our commitments shortly after making them.
We should set our commitments, refuse to make exceptions, and remove the element of choice.
Thought for the Day- Expecting the Worst
Thought for the Day- Ignorance is a Choice
Thought for the Day- The Proper Setting
Thought for the Day- Control of Self
To control the behavior of others is far less remarkable than to control the behavior of oneself.
Any simple tyrant can exert control over others without any personal inconvenience whatsoever. Controlling the self, on the other hand, always requires enormous sacrifice and self-abnegation.