Pleasures and entertainment are a very powerful source of pain. It's a drug. You get used to it and can't do without it. You feel incomplete without a drug and pain overwhelms you... Unbearable excruciating pain. But what's worse is that it's a real addiction. You need more and more... And where to get it??? You're already willing to give a lot and then everyting you have just to get a bit of it... And the awful thing is that even with what you have you still feel empty and full of pain... And there's nothing to be done....
Addiction in the broadest sense of the word is the dependence on any pleasure, against which the rest of life becomes dull and gray. Addiction causes addiction, withdrawal, aggression, antisocial behavior, laziness, apathy and depression.
Sweet and other pleasures are very harmful to work. Pleasure should be derived from work. Work should be a source of pleasure. If the source of pleasure will be other, work will become lazy and not interested.
In order to resist a temptation, it's not necessary to have great will power as many people think. It only takes sensibility and understanding towards the fact that a temptation is a worm on the hook. And if you try to swallow it, your life may never be happy again.
The subconscious (the It) loves pleasures most of all. Food is a pleasure, but if you start taking pleasure in weight loss, you will deceive the It, thus making him your assistant in your struggle against obesity.
To find fruitfulness and joy, it is necessary to turn from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Depression is the initial stage of the pupa, when the caterpillar realizes that it can no longer live like this, it falls into a nightmare to kill the caterpillar in itself.
Man is choked by fear and Vice to the point. There is a huge energy concentrated inside a person. Inside the person the sun shines. The problem is ignorance, ignorance has created fear and pride. Ignorance has made man a slave to Vice. All these sins squeeze a person from all sides, preventing him from realizing his potential. Ignorance prevents to see the beauty, prevents love. Just one ray of light, just one flame in the darkness of the night can radically change the situation. By conquering ignorance, we will generate love and destroy fear and vices. The hero is joyful. The hero is the sun in which the flame of love is kindled.
The danger of being cloyed with pleasure is that the state of being cloyed demands doubling the amount of pleasures. And doubled or tripled amounts of pleasures are very expensive and extremely destructive for human bodies and souls.
Avoid being cloyed with anything. As the state of being cloyed is the enemy of pleasures and happiness. Be satisfied with little. For instance, be happy with a little slice or a piece.
To know when enough is enough is like to know God.
The squirrel sits on a chain, she is so used to chains that she does not notice them at all. Squirrel considers himself free, because he does not even try to cross the drawn line, but if she does decide, the collar will squeeze her neck threateningly.
Remember, if you get bored and you try to dispel boredom TV, Internet and the like things, then you have a huge problem. In fact, you are a terrible sinner, there is no love in you and, therefore, there is no God. Boredom is another name for despondency. Normal people words such as boredom don't know.
It is especially dangerous when the wrong decision brings a good result. In this case, the person falls into drug dependence on the wrong decision and statistically turns into a lie, that is, falls into the abyss of problems.
I dislike painkilling and consolation because easing of pain doesn't allow to realize errors and get wiser. Pain is a weapon of the truth in its fight for the place in the sun. Pain is a sign of someone's mistake. Pain can help a person become disappointed in sweet illusions and say no to destructive temptations and to master laziness. Pain is a source of strength for fighting with personal sins. And killing pain, in its essence, destroys the incentive for fighting with personal faults.