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ZenView – Temptation

Mary Layton

Generally speaking temptation is connected to desire. I want something, crave it, think about it.
Whatever one desires, a relationship, an exciting experience, some kind of fantastic adventure, a nice car, candy or lots of money in the bank, when something from the outside triggers that desire one may be tempted to act on it. Once one gives into temptation people become distracted from their goals in life. Let’s say I have to get up early to get to my job. I’m invited to a party but if I go I know I’m going to be up all night. I will be tired and not as productive at work. Following what is fun is a distraction or even devastation of my initial goal. Temptation seldom leads to benefit. On the other hand, for someone whose choice in life is built on having fun no matter what, the question of temptation is not an issue. When we act on temptation we know, deep down that we are not making a wise choice. What to do? We will have to have self-discipline and faith in what is our goal in life.

Having conviction in one’s goal will help get through a period of temptation. Knowing what you want and working toward it isn’t always easy but we cannot allow our desires to distract us. Sometimes life and our wellbeing depends on it and can affect others.

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About the Author:

Mary Layton has practiced T'ai Chi for 35 years and co-founded T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy of Modesto in1995. She and her partner have taught hundreds of students. Mary travels frequently to learn from her teacher Grand Master Kai Ying Tung. Interested in every aspect of health Mary likes to follow a natural path. She loves writing, painting, gardening, hiking and playing piano.