We are at war with our temptationsWe as humans are always swayed or attracted to different types of temptations in life and this is quite a natural tendency. Be it a temptation for food, money, jewelry, car, bungalow, outing or anything else, at some point, we always need to resist these temptations and be more practical in our life. It is always very important to strike the right balance between both following and resisting our temptations.
Excess of both is bad. Always restricting oneself from temptations may accumulate desperation and feeling of frustration within us which may later erupt in like a volcano. Example of this is when some conservative parents always restrict their children from things like eating outside, watching movies, extracurricular activities, dancing, singing due to which their temptations remain suppressed and may leave a negative impact to their personality.
On the other hand, blindly, following one's temptation without resisting it always may lead to situations where more important things in life get compromised at the cost of temptations. Example of this is parents unable to resist and taking their son or daughter to the relative's marriage even if he or she has to prepare for their board exams.
Our encounter with temptations in life is just like a shopping experience. We visit the malls and do window shopping, but we do not go inside all the shops and buy for each and everything we see. Things may look attractive to us but we resist ourselves to buy only the things we need.
So, in order to make correct decisions in life and to be successful, it is very important to cultivate a mindset of resisting the temptations when really required. At the same time to relax and enjoy the life sometimes, it makes sense to follow your temptations as well when the situations allow you us to do so.
Many times we are at war with our temptations, sometimes we win and sometimes they win.