7 Lively Sins
Lust is an expression of wanting to connect. Lust is about being curious, fearless, present, and aware. Lust is liberating. If you don’t act on a feeling of strong lust, you will actually kill your spirit.
Greed is an expression of hopefulness and abundance. Greed is about having drive and persistence. Greed keeps you pursuing life with an outlook of opulence and a belief that there is plenty to go around.
Anger is a force that awakens your spirit into action. Anger creates a ferocious energy that can be channeled into the ability to follow truth and create a path to positive change. Anger stimulates productivity and growth.
Pride is about fully appreciating the rewards of your inspiration, aspiration, and perspiration. Pride is about self-respect, self-love, and self-reward. Focus on your talents and flaunt them.
Sloth is the pursuit of peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation. You have to slow down and let loose to gain clarity and make the best choices. If you work hard to achieve success, but don’t take time to enjoy it, then what’s the point?
Envy allows you to find your true desires. Envy awakens you from your programming and creates a drive for improvement. Surround yourself with people that have what you crave to inspire you to get what you want.
Gluttony is about having a passion for all of what life has to offer. Gluttony gives you the positive energy to try new experiences. Laughter, learning, love, food, sex and travel -- you want to taste it all.
Karen Salmansohn, The 7 Lively Sins