The people of knowledge are known for saying that nothing is more difficult to tame than the ego. The ego wants more and more. It can’t seem to cease its cravings, even if those cravings lead to its demise.
Our greatest enemy, Satan, is aware of this as well. He is more than aware that if our animalistic appetite is appealed to then we will come crawling.
He knows about those lusts and desires and how badly we want them to be a reality.
All we need is an opportunity. The right situation. A shortcut.
That just a single like, comment, or DM can embolden us to do what we normally wouldn’t.
It doesn’t matter how wrong we know we are, we want to enjoy that feeling so much that it doesn’t matter what we have to do.
However, that doesn’t always have to be the case.
You can train the ego.
But you’ll need is a teacher, a Yoda, a guru, a guide to take you under their wings and to begin telling you how to train.
But not only is a guide necessary, you must have a strong will.
You might cry out, “But I don’t have a strong will!”
Nor are many people able to do a pull up.
How do they become stronger? How do they reach the level of not only doing one, but 10, 20 or more?
They push themselves at every opportunity.
They work out even when they are tired and want to skip a day.
They change their diet and everything around them in an effort to help themselves reach their goal.
You want to have strong will? Fake it until you make it.
Push yourself even when you don’t think you have it in you.
Pray even when you don’t want to.
Don’t send that message no matter how bad you want to justify it.
Tame that ego by not giving it what it wants and one day it’’ll serve you.
This is your fight, knock ‘em out.
Sha’ban 3rd, 1440
April 10th, 2019
Arthur K. Richards