Thursday, 15 December 2011

20/20 Vision

It just feels so much better when we don't give in.

by Dovek Bashem (See all authors)

Yosef Hatzadik writes:

They say that hindsight has 20/20 vision. When feeling weak, remember how you felt after you followed the Yetzer's advice last time.

Even more so, remember how good you felt when YOU DID NOT DO AS THE YETZER HORA WANTS!!!!

Which is better? Which did you enjoy more? Which do you prefer?

 

Dovekbashem Replies:

You are one hundred percent correct. When I resist the yetzer I feel cleaner, stronger, closer to Hashem and more worthy of learning his Torah. I feel more confident when I sit down to learn and when I speak Torah to others. I feel like I remember his Torah better, like it is more often on my lips and in my mind. I feel immersed in the world of kedusha and ratzon Hashem. I feel exposed to the most beautiful gift ever given to man - the ability to truly see Hashem in this world and to understand the ratzon of our Creator. I feel elevated. I feel privileged.

Wow... Now I feel stupid for ever letting the Yetzer take that all away from me! I need to remember this post for the future - because my Yetzer Harah seems to have control over my memory as well.