Good and Evil

“The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I obviously have no business speaking on anyone else’s behalf, but blogs are to share your own views and insights no matter how wrong or right they might be. I have been reminded quite often of the very real struggle between good and evil. The struggle that surrounds itself like a fog around all the choices that we must decide on our journey. We get to choose which side will lead our paths. It decides our directions, our words, our inspirations, our everything.

The part that is so easily forgotten is that our choices, our heart, speaks for itself. The good or the evil will shine through to the people who come in and out of your life. Those choices can impact their choices without you even being aware of it. So why not choose good? Choose to give the benefit of the doubt, choose to be kind, and choose to be better than what the circumstances allow.

There is some truth in the saying that the more good you put out into the world, the more good that will come your way. Well, at least I choose to believe that. I may not be able to force goodness out of the people around me, but I do have the ability to choose whether they affect me or not. Maybe this is where my struggle is the hardest, because most of the time it does affect me. Like a choke hold blinding me from everything else, my heart gets crushed, and the day is ruined. So, I will do my best to not do this to others.

I will choose good, even though I know how close evil is lingering in the shadows. How tempting some days it would be to allow that dark side to set people straight, but that’s not my place. They are fighting their own battles in those shadows, they don’t need any help from me.

from 2010

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