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Do The Opposite

May 21, 2013

In the last post we said that successfully resisting and ignoring temptations to do wrong is a victory for you or like winning a round .  More than ignoring and resisting, you can go further and actually do something with the negative temptations that get past the door of your mind.  Doing or deeds is ultimately all that matters.  So, beyond ignoring or resisting that negative inner voice of temptation, what can you do?  You can do the opposite!

A way to not just have a winning round, but deliver a knock-out punch, is to do the opposite of whatever that negative inner-voice is tempting you to do.  If the temptation is morally wrong, do the opposite.  If it’s ethically wrong, do the opposite.  If it’s unkind, do the opposite.

Train yourself to treat those thoughts and temptations as reminders of the good and right thing to do.  If you are not sure what or how to do the opposite, give some charity.  Those knock-outs will definitely make for a “life worthy of living”.

“The soul’s joy lies in doing.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Moral action is the meeting place between the human and the Divine”.  —   Leon Roth

“Be the master of your will and the slave of your conscience”.   —   Chassidic saying

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve H. permalink
    May 21, 2013 9:24 am

    a “contented,. useful life”. The AA 10th step is a nightly inventory of the days effort. Did I harm anyone, do I owe an amends? Did I do my best? Did I help when needed? Thanking the universe for the day.

  2. Wayne permalink
    May 21, 2013 6:54 am

    Very good

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