Enemies of the Mind and Happiness

enemies of the mind

What can extinguish our ambitions, our prosperities, our relationships — our lives? The enemies prowling inside us, the ones we face from within, the ones we’ve got to destroy before they destroy us.

The sins are a grouping and classification of vices. Behaviors are classified under this category if they’re directly connected to immoralities. They’re often thought to be abusive or excessive forms of one’s natural faculties or passions.

In Christianity; called as the seven deadly sins —

  • Lust: To have a strong desire or need
  • Gluttony: Excess in eating and drinking
  • Greed: Excessive or reprehensible acquisitiveness
  • Laziness: Disinclined to activity
  • Wrath: Strong vengeful anger or indignation
  • Envy: Painful or angry awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another combined with a desire to possess the same advantage
  • Pride: Quality or state of being proud

In Islam; called the seven destructive sins —

  • Associating anyone or anything in worship with the only deity
  • Practicing sorcery
  • Killing someone unjustly
  • Consuming the property of an orphan
  • Consuming usury
  • Fleeing from the battlefield
  • Slandering chaste women who are unaware

In Hinduism; called as the Arishadvargas —

  • Kama To have an intense desire or need
  • Krodh: Bitterness and discontentment
  • Lobh: Excessive or wrong greed
  • Moha: Delusory emotional attachment or temptation
  • Mada: Quality or state of being proud
  • Matsarya: Painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined

Often, we need to do things we don’t want to, to get the things we do. Thus, we’ve to stop letting seemingly external forces impact the progress we make in life. Not being able to control these enemies can lead us to depression and mental illness.

Your experiences, your perceptions, your preferences, and your beliefs create your adversities. They’re your greatest enemies.

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