Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Good in Everyone
I honestly believe that everyone deep down inside is a good person. Everyone dreams and wishes of a world filled with peace, happiness, and love. Everyone, from the moment of birth, is instilled with a deep understanding for the difference between right and wrong. Yet, our world is still clouded and tainted with thoughts of evil and self-gain. Why? Because people have fears. People have insecurities. People have an ego to protect. At the end of the day, people are just afraid to get hurt. Very few consciously commit evil acts. Most people, however, are somewhat unconsciously hurting others. I say somewhat because from within, they know their actions have the potential to cause others pain, but their own benefits outweigh the other person.
There's always some kind of excuse or justification...
"They hurt me so this is what they get."
"I'm not responsible for anyone's feelings."
"It's a dog-eat-dog world."
"I'm teaching them a lesson."
The list goes on...
Your actions do not need justification if they are right. How do you know they're right? You search deep within you. You follow your heart. You feel no guilt. You have no questions.
It's a constant struggle for all of us. One must become conscious of their thoughts. Catch yourself and stop when evil/selfish thoughts appear.
Have you ever been so angry at someone you thought, "My goodness, I hate them! I wish they would just drop dead"?
That's not what you really want. It's your anger speaking, but once you become aware, you can stop those ugly thoughts. The key is to become conscious and aware of our thoughts and actions.
Everyone has good in them. Everyone knows what is right. It's just a harder path to take, but can you imagine how beautiful and pure our world would be if we all did or even tried to do the right thing.
"Be the change that you want to see in the world." -Gandhi
Let's start now. Me and you. Making an effort to do the right thing every day, every minute, every second, every moment of our lives...8)