Thursday, September 08, 2005
Roadblocks and Detours
I know I had promised that we'd be going to California this week, but as it always seems to happen when I try to go there I've encountered a roadblock and detour along the way. I was almost there, but I got stuck and had to change direction. Maybe we'll get to go there eventually.
So now I want to talk about roadblocks and detours of a different kind, the Seven Deadly Sins (click that for a great site). In case you don't know what they are, here's the list:
There are many online 'meme' quizzes (you can do a search at http://www.quizfarm.com/quizlist.php) that will tell you what your worst Sins are and which level of Dante's Hell (not sure that link will work) you'd be damned to for eternity. I'd be condemned to the Second Level.
By far Lust is my worst sin. That's not a big surprise since I see phallic symbols everywhere, even in bundles of wash cloths and soap dispensers, for heaven's sake. But Gluttony and Pride are up there too. I do love to eat good food and sometimes I'll overindulge in that or other consumables. The vanity aspect of Pride isn't a big thing for me, but I think I sometimes have an issue with spiritual hubris. Sloth can be a problem too if you consider sitting around and thinking about stuff as being slothful. I am a procrastinator which seems to fall into that Sloth catagory. I don't usually have that big a problem with Envy or Greed. When I was younger those were bigger issues. But the opposite is true of Anger. When I was younger I rarely got angry about things, but now it's a different story. I don't think I'm someone you'd meet and think, 'wow, she really could use some anger management,' but I do have more trouble letting go of things now than I used to.
So what are your vices? Are you willing to admit them? Have they changed throughout your life? Do you think there should be some other sins listed as Deadly?
on a side note:
I'm not feeling great today. It seems an old health nemesis that I thought I had conquered has come back and started to bother me. I'll spare you the details and just say cranberry juice. I'm a little late with my post today because of that and trying to get some housework done. It's kind of funny how cleaning the house sometimes helps me gather and sort my thoughts. There's a book about that called Sweeping Changes: Discovering the Joy of Zen in Everyday Tasks by Gary Thorp. I haven't read it, but I've read about it.