Bliss

All incorrect bliss will inevitably lead to a correction in the opposite extreme. And while the bliss may be heightened and brief, the sadness the will follow can be long and grueling. Pursue your own compulsive bliss at your own peril.

Nirvana

The lesson a comfortable life is trying to teach us is that gratifying the mortal self is not an attainable or even worthy objective. And whether or not we learn it in life doesn’t matter because death will inevitably teach it to us. Nirvana is attained by learning death’s lesson while you are still alive. This, however,must not be confused with craving a state of submission or enslavement as these are also driven by your own selfish compulsions or that of someone else’s. True liberation must by definition not be contingent on the compulsion of self or other. Once your basic survival and comfort needs are met, external circumstances can serve equally toward your liberation as they can toward inhibiting it. But the more you require external circumstances to accommodate your spiritual needs the less likely you are to ever find spiritual liberation. This is why as a society becomes increasingly affluent, satisfying selfish human compulsion becomes more central to our wellbeing and further away we stray from grace and freedom. This is why the attainment of greater affluence must be balanced with freeing one’s self from compulsion that your affluence can serve you and not hinder you from true blissfulness.

Compulsive

Every compulsive act is a dishonest one. And unless you are in a state of restraint, these actions will inevitably bring you suffering in your life – either through the resentment you build in the process or the consequences they produce for you.

Compulsion

When pursuing personal growth most individuals involve themselves with symptoms and therefore go around in circles never improving themselves.  If you’d truly like to pursue personal growth you will first need to identify all of your compulsive behaviors. These may be physical and psychological.   Once you’ve identified these and are able to get them under your control, all of the other issues you’ve been trying to address in yourself will go away.

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