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Stay away from these fellows. They will do you bad. They are nasty. What fellows are these that I speak of? What are their names? Their names are Pride, Anger, Hatred, Lust, Envy and Jealousy. These guys will just love getting hold of you. And once they get their hold and establish possession, they will not be easy to get rid of. They will hang right on. They will hang on like demons from hell. You will probably never be able to get rid of them. They will own you and you will serve them. And they are hard taskmasters. And what harm will they do you? They will destroy your mind. They will destroy your spirit. They will destroy you. "What do you mean?", do you say. Well, I mean they will destroy your mental health, take you down the paths of mental illness. These demons will take over your calm, objective, healthy mind, impose their own perverted, twisted thought patterns, and lead your mind into all kinds of foolishness. They will warp and muddle your thought processes, impair your judgment, deceive you, trick you, and ruin you. They will link up together and take you down roads you don't want to go, roads of despair. They will destroy the most important possession you have: the healthy, well-balanced, properly functioning mind. A person is confused and unhappy. But he doesn't understand why. Something is terribly wrong with him but he doesn't know the cause. He is all mixed up emotionally. He is seeing a psychiatrist. He feels like he is in a trap he can't get out of. He tries to think his way out of the problem, to analyze his way out. But his mind just goes in circles, becomes hung up on the problem, becomes obsessed by the problem. And that just creates another problem. He is like a fly caught in a spider's web, frantically obsessed with trying to get free. What has happened is one or more of the above demons has taken possession of him and is wreaking havoc. Pride may be there doing its thing, but you don't see it, just like you don't see the nose on your face. Anger may be there and you know it is there, but you don't think much about that. That anger is well justified. You know that. Hate may be there but you don't think much about that either. It is also well justified. No one with deep emotional problems can see the causes. You have to be free of the problems and see them from the distance of time to understand them. If the problem is pride you won't see it. To see it you must become free of the pride and see it all from the perspective of a humble mind. Only then can you see it. If the problem is anger you won't see it. To see it you must be free of the anger and view it from the perspective of a mind free of anger. Dec 2009 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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