Temptation is not a permanent condition. And it actually can have great value if we chose to use it for good and development.
James Allen tells us that as we move toward perfection, we go through three stages. The first is the animal stage, where you are simply content to live in the gratification of your senses.
Stage two is the duality one, where your mind oscillates between your animal and divine tendencies, having been awakened to the consciousness of both. It is during this stage that temptation plays its part, allowing you to develop and grow.
It is a time of rising and falling. You may be reluctant to leave the gratifications you have lived for, but yearn for the purity and harmony of a higher spiritual state. That third stage is the stage of knowledge and enlightenment. One that is possible for all, yet few achieve.
So what do you think allows you to reach that third stage? Please share your thoughts, and I’ll pick up there on the next post.