A person goes through different processes in a lifetime. Sometimes he acts right and sometimes he makes mistakes. The important thing is not to make any mistakes, but to realize the mistakes and give up.
Said Nursi says:
Humans have thousands of feelings and thoughts. Each has two levels; one is selfish, one is merciful. For example, everyone has a feeling of thinking about our future. We do wrong when we worry fiercely about the earthly future. Because we don't have enough to catch up with that earthly future we worry about. Besides, a short worldly future is not worth that intense worry. Because the real future is the hereafter. Therefore, it is more appropriate to look at the true and eternal future after the grave without forgetting our share of the world. With this understanding, we will abandon the concern for the worldly future and open the endless scope of the otherworldly future and attain peace.
In addition, a fierce greed for worldly goods sometimes arises in the soul. However, it is a mistake for a person to be greedy for that ephemeral property that has been temporarily entrusted to him. Because that property will either go out of his hands one day or he will leave that property and leave this world. Therefore, the real and inexhaustible wealth are the blessings of the hereafter. The most precious remnant is the remnant of the hereafter. The greatest wealth is opinion. A person who understands this leaves greed and clings to conviction.
Again, sometimes a person shows a wrong attitude towards insignificant, temporary, ephemeral things with a fierce stubbornness. So much so, that something that is not worth a minute of stubbornness will be stubborn for a year. He also stubbornly insists on something harmful. Then he wastes both his time and energy in vain. It turns out that this strong feeling was not given for such things, and it is not worthy of wisdom and truth to spend it on them. Then he stops spending that fierce stubbornness on unnecessary and temporary works. Thus, stubbornness, which is bad morality, turns into perseverance in righteousness, which is a good moral value.
All these examples show that when the abilities given to us are used in a bad way and excessively, bad habits emerge. But when these bad habits are noticed and it is understood that they need to be changed, the person can change and gain good habits.
The soul, which is the center of bad habits, has been accepted as the mother of all idols. The soul becomes happy to the extent that it inclines to the divine realm, and becomes dissatisfied to the extent that it tends to desire and anger. On this subject, Mevlana says: Know that this animal soul is a male donkey. God gave us the form of donkeys. Because images are suitable for habits.