Self is the lord of self, who else could be the lord? With self well subdued, a man finds a lord such as few can find.He who formerly was reckless and afterwards became sober, brightens up this world, like the moon when freed from clouds-The Dhammapuda
Aiming for asceticism, or at least friggin’ decency is difficult. I’ve narrowed down where I want to go with my diet, because now that exercise has become routine, I can step it up a little. I’ve also been doing a lot of spiritual reading and writing, but I’m being so human this morning I can’t stand myself..
My lower self is fully awake and demanding things which are better left undone, and it aches. The less I give into this discomfort, the better off we are all. I’m trying to still my mind, and focus, but there’s donuts. lol, that is NOT the entirety of my problem, but man, my lust for life is interfering with my spiritual center at the moment.
How do you fight your “base” urges?