Here is a fundamental principle of metaphysics: When you act in a positive manner that goes against an innate negative tendency, then you receive a great light. Each person on his own level can personally experience this. When you overcome even a minor temptation, you experience unlimited joy. And the greater the temptation, the greater the ecstasy of overcoming it!

The next time you overcome a temptation, visualize a great light permeating your entire being.

(see Rabbi Yeruchem Levovitz - Daas Chochmah Umussar, vol.1, p.74) 

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