posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 02:37 PM
There's this fitting definition of "deny" whic appeals to me:
deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
Where in any definition of "reject" is this found?
Rejecting something which is... natural or pleasurable to me? An extra helping of pizza? An extra verbal attack on a hated yet already defeated
opponent? A higher wage above and beyond what's deserved? Nay, I do not reject a further helping of pizza, I deny it! It's an act of courage and
vehement determination. I will not succumb to self-indulgence! And yet the urge to break my self-imposed rules is always present and eager.
Reject doesn't leave room for fault. Deny acknowledges we're fighting something--especially a desire--we sometimes fail to defeat. It's an ordeal.
It's an uphill climb without end.
Come all!!! YOu know what I'm saying!!! Denying ignorance means a lot of work and strain. It means unwinding and deconstructing our perspectives and
opinions and rebuilding them in the image of truthfulness. It's exhausting. The temptation always is to surrender to the tiredness and only seek out
those things or people who support our perspectives and opinions.
edit on 11-8-2015 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)