You can live by your body or your soul. It’s that simple. Live with your body ruling and bodily pleasures rule. Live by your soul ruling and you live to a higher cause, not just on this earth but in the next, better life to come. Because we all have free will, the choice is yours.
When the body rules you will never be satisfied with anything because the body always craves more for more pleasure. You can eat or drink your way close to death and the body will want more. There is no shutoff valve in the body.
When you live to the soul, and its connection to the Spirit of God, you control what the body wants/does. I’m not talking about some stern monk-type existence, I’m just talking about what Jesus taught us and how God designed us to live. The body dies at some finite point; the soul lives on forever.
Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God… For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:5-8, 13
The world is a dark place these days because too many of us live to the body, and the simple here and now. Living to the soul and its fundamental connection with the Spirit of God can change that. Change starts with one person at a time. Be that one person!