"Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch." James Baldwin
If you want wisdom you must commit to purity. If you want clarity of thought and peace, you must remove that which dirties your mind, body, and soul.
We are torn and divided by afflictions of lust for money, power, and sex, by selfishness, by fear, by anger and resentment. If we want to deepen our lives and find a sense of wholeness, we must purse purity.
Our lives are a combination of purity and impurity. Wholehearted devotion and a divided self.
Identify your primary struggles. Name them. It doesn't define you to say that you are struggling in a particular area. But it does help you live in reality. Now, what can you do about it? What are your options to grow and change? What would success look like in this particular area of struggle? What will you have to surrender in order to overcome this struggle?
A commitment to walking a narrow path brings focus. It invites surrender and dependence on others. It requires sacrifice and saying no when you could say yes.
A commitment to purity is a path not of limitation but of discipline and freedom.
A commitment to purity is not weakness but strength.