Sep 18, 2012
In this episode we look another key value for healthy spirituality, self control, and its corresponding vice of gluttony. Gluttony is an old english world that is hardly used anymore. Usually it is understood to refer to an obsession with food. However, such overindulgence can apply to many other things such as alcohol, the Internet and other activities. As we saw with the problem of greed, there is an underlying issue of self-delusional thinking with gluttony. This brings us right back to the false self. Once the problem of self-delusional thinking has been identified, we can begin to unravel the false self, and our ability to maintain self control will increase.
Next time we will look at the key value of caring and its corresponding vice of sloth or apathy.
This series is based on my new book, Why Are We Here?, which can be viewed at craigowen.net