posted on Sep, 8 2015 @ 08:20 PM
Go eat a giant greasy hamburger with a mountain of french fries. Wash it down with a gallon of your favorite ice cream.
Tastes pretty good, doesn't it? Leaves you feeling satisfied at having gorged on a plethora of unhealthy food?
Now wait an hour or two until your stomach starts revolving from the grease and your thoughts grow foggy from the sugar. Already the immediate
pleasure from that decision is fading upon recognizing and suffering undesired consequences.
Now wait a few days and take a look at yourself shirtless in the mirror. Now with that transient pleasure long-gone you can start examining that
decision objectives--and seeing things getting even worse as your body stores that food as fat and your appearance suffers.
Long after you've forgotten the taste and enjoyment of that hedonistic pleasure, long after you've lost the original impulse that first compelled
you towards stuffing your body with unhealthy junk, the consequences of that choice remain.
You felt worse than you look worse--and you'll continue looking that way until you put in hundreds of times more work in the gym than it took for you
to eat that food and cause that physiological damage.
You know this. Everyone knows this. Eating unhealthy crap is terrible for your body, your mind, and your physique.
Yet time and again that impulse grows ascendant. And time and again you find yourself stopping for another burger and more ice cream.
Are you a sadist? A masochist? Or are you just so focused on indulging that impulse that you momentarily succumb unto impulsiveness and indulge in a
decision that carries with it long-term adverse consequences?
Evil is impulsive like that. It thrives on catering towards urges and impulses towards committing acts of overt and subtle destruction against
others--and against yourself.
Good, in opposite, revolves around performing acts result in short-term deprivation--repression of instinct--aimed towards attaining long-term lasting
Going to the gym sucks in the moment. It's hard work lifting heavy weight and constantly pushing yourself to the limit. But for an investment in
suffering of three to five hours a week, you can stay fit and look good essentially forever.
Eating healthy is the same way. It hurts denying yourself that greasy food your body craves because of habits ingrained in the neurological structure
in your brain. But if you put in that small amount of discipline required for resisting urges at mealtime, your reward comes in form of a longer life
with fewer diseases.
So just by investing a few hours in the gym and a few ounces of restraint at the dinner table, you can easily feel and look better for the rest of
Yet look around you and examine how many people are willing to make such a minor investment in suffering for such a large return in gains. A very
small percentage of people are willing to exercise the discipline and restraint necessary for obtaining those immense benefits.
That, in essence, is the war between good and evil.
And that's the very struggle facing mankind today.
Being rude to others or leaving a negative comment online might make you giggle with snarky glee in the moment, but along a longer timestream you're
only hurting yourself by giving yourself a bad reputation that will affect you later.
Theft might feel like the easiest way to acquire new things, until you get caught once and suffer a conviction that sticks with you for the rest of
Even killing someone might seem like the easiest solution to a problem, but undoubtedly a lifetime in prison is never worth succumbing unto that
In all things, evil is nothing more than succumbing unto base instincts that feel good in the moment but leave you in far worse states going into the
Good, conversely, is repressing those animalistic impulses within until the divine nature of your true spirit emerges.
Think about that the next time you're confronted with any choice in your life, any fork in your own personal road.
You can take the easy path that feels good in the moment, and suffer more long-term.
Or you can choose the harder road and benefit perpetually going into the future.
Invest in the path of goodness and reap rewards lasting into eternity. Or succumb unto the impulses of evil and suffer in countless ways ahead.
This is the choice facing us every day in everything we do. And the path we choose most often will be the only thing that matters when this life
expires and our time here reaches its end.
So if nothing else--keep that concept in the back of your mind as you go through your day tomorrow.
And, if you use it for nothing else, use it as motivation to stop stuffing your face with rubbish.