Friday, January 18, 2019

The Flavor of Full

What do I do when what usually makes me happy, no longer does?

It has been said, that it's not the experience of pain that brings hopelessness, i'ts the inability of pleasure to bring satisfaction. What do I do when what is supposed to make me happy no longer does? How then will I find the will to live? What purpose will I serve? My desire for pleasure is like a fire. It is never full, I keep feeding it and uses that up and wants more. No matter how much I give it, it is never satisfied. Soon the glowing embers of want beckon for more fuel. At this point, there must be a resetting of my pleasure threshold. In this lies at least one purpose to feeling discomfort and pain.

Food never tastes so good as when I eat after going hungry for awhile. There is a proverb that states, “ A full soul hates even a honeycomb, but to the hungry, even a bitter thing is sweet”. If I always do only what feels good, I soon burn out trying to stoke the boundless appetites of my pleasure fire. When I do myself a favor and deny my appetites, I find that when I "eat" again it's all the more satisfying.

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By Gregory John Smith on December 10, 2011 at 09:42 am

The fuel of life.....................

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By Uttam Gill on December 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

Life tends to buy fire for its fuel...and fire for its fuel buy pleasures... The fire within you is an elemental core of your existence...You exist that’s why the fire exists...This existence itself is the truth...You cannot deny this existence

Sager...Your writings stir my mind and this one too...Excellent…so well written

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By D. Sager on December 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

Thank you kind sirs for your comments. We do well to deny our appetites, if only for a season, to remind us of what we are truly blessed with. Peace.

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