January 19, 2021•111 words
Our propensities, our most pointed desires, pull us away from the spiritual realm and into the world of materialism and unconsciousness. However, suppression runs contrary to the human spirit and indulgence is not helpful either. The goal is to walk the path between these two approaches. For most of our desires, that path is easy to walk. Each one of us has a limited number of very pointed propensities (something to be thankful for). When dealing with those intense desires and compulsions, the path seems to become narrower. The more intense the desire, the harder it seems to control without resorting to outright suppression. Developing our spiritual potential widens that path.