We choose to suppress or to accept our fleshly weaknesses. When we suppress daily inhibitions that influence us to engage in temptations, we create a Sigmund Freud complexity of pursuing those inner desires and tend to develop a propensity to overindulge in those desires when we are given an opportunity to yield to temptation. For example, I try to tell myself I do not want any brownies when I smell a fresh and moist batch retrieved from our family oven. As my wife and kids clank their spoons against their bowls while loading them with hot brownies and cold vanilla ice cream, my mind start fighting back urges to succumb to that delicious taste, even as my mouth begin to salivate. Prompting me to exit the kitchen until my mind lead me back in the kitchen just to sample a small piece of those brownies.
A small sample leads to a bigger sample, and a bigger sample leads to the consumption of almost half of the pan. I chose to fight my brownie urges instead of letting go and flowing with the process of desiring brownies. This notion to “let go and flow” is not one that implores people to engage in inappropriate or egregious behavior. This idea enables our minds to understand that we can do whatever we desire, activating the power of volition. When we know it is our choice, we are more prone to make positive and proactive decisions that improve our overall decision-making. I suggest we let go of our beliefs that we have enough self-control to stop engaging in our temptations. Our power does not derive from our knowing and ability to stop detrimental behaviors. Our power is generated from not knowing but acknowledging that our power originates from an inner spirit contrived at our conception.
This spirit does not try to prove its power by eschewing from damaging attitudes and behaviors; this spirit works its power by letting go of the past and any other negative emotions and flowing with love and the optimistic hope for positive outcomes in our present and future beings.