Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thought for the day 4th of May 2011


“So often time it happens, we all live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key” by group ‘The Eagles’ “Already Gone”. 

I could not agree more. Whatever the writer and performers meant, the sentence is absolutely true. We get into our addictions and other kinds of chains by our very own thoughts, desires and attitudes and the key to break these chains is the same – through change of our thoughts, desires and attitudes. If you looked at the problem of addictions you will always find this thing: “I like it”. That is the biggest problem of anyone who is bound by some pleasures of this world.

Another side of the coin is that a person is torturing himself with those types of pleasures. As we know that there can be no empty space in any sphere of life for a long time, we cannot just break the chains and not get something instead. We have to find other type of desires that would lead us to the fulfillment of our callings and would not bound us or get us addicted. So, if you want to get rid of some sensual pleasures, think of something you would want to commit yourself to, which would replace those pleasures. This would be your first step to freedom. 

Read my previous post:

Think big thoughts and relish small pleasures

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