I am reading a book I heard about on The Breakfast Club. It was written by Devon Franklin and his beautiful wife Meagan Good. It's called The Wait. It's sort of about celibacy but also about so much more than that. It's describing "waiting" as a life practice to get ourselves to an ideal place of wholeness. I highly recommend it. But, that's not why I am writing this post. I am writing this because I want to share a small list that the authors provided in their powerful and thought-provoking book.
The authors write: "What kind of choices can bring you greater pleasure and satisfaction than quick-fix pleasures of the flesh? Here are some examples:
- Maintaining a disciplined program of fitness
- Budgeting and saving money
- Praying and meditating consistently
- Being celibate, which eliminates distractions and improves vision, clarity, and discernment
- Helping others in need
- Mentoring and giving back
- Finding a church community that can help nurture you and give you support.
Anytime you act with morality, restraint, good character, or strong discipline - when you do things that enhance instead of corrupt your spirit - you will enjoy tremendous peace, pride, and personal satisfaction. That's the kind of pleasure that lasts . . . and will fuel long-term success."
Awesome suggestions and I gotta tell ya - I am going to implement more than a few of these in my own life. I highly encourage you to read this book if you have any interest at all in being your best self, healing from emotional trauma of the past and correcting relationship patterns that haunt you.
All My Love,
A Y O D E L E