Sunday, April 13, 2014

Resist or Avoid by Louis Evan Palmer

Avoid can range from flight to prescient planning but it always entails not having to go against whatever it is that one wanted to avoid. For example, the nebulous force referred to as "temptation".

When in the world of attachment and craving, it is better and smarter to avoid temptation than to resist it. Because resisting means it's there in force assailing the person or thing. There's always the sense of a battle. In this case, a lifelong series of battles unless one is devoid of attachments and cravings. The prospect of defeat and subjugation is greater and closer when actually engaged in battle than skirting the edges of it or viewing it dispassionately from a safe distance. It may not be today or tomorrow but the day after or the day after that.

You are the sand castle and temptation is the relentless tide. Avoid. Shun. Evade. Or, defeat will be your supper.

Resist or Avoid, The Way It Can Be, Louis Evan Palmer
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