Starve It or Feed it…
keep it alive or kill it off…
or let it keep you alive or let it kill you off?
all of us have an inner struggle(s)…battle…(daily)
we all have a compassionate “beast” inside and/or a non-compassionate “beast” inside (figuratively speaking duh, j!)
each wanting/desiring to live and manifest outwardly in our lives
the beast can help
the beast can hurt
recently, heard the Cherokee tale of 2 wolves…(i am partially Cherokee, on my Dad’s side, i have grown up with the principals of this spiritual insight; though, mostly clarity of/ Insights from Scriptures: Hebrew/Greek)
helping or hurting?
C&C live together
(permanently) married forever
yes, we all act out of ignorance at times. Sometimes, we do things deliberately and expect no accidents. There is no escaping consequence(s). Some times, we act on misinformation. Accurate knowledge…i believe, can help us all make compassionate choices. Choices that are not short-sighted damaging ourselves long-term, etc. And Yes, some times, we make decisions under the influence…(you name your influence: positive/negative i.e., love, hate, alcohol, drug, peer, fear, etc., etc.)
IF i choose to stop the/my inner struggle against my non-compassionate beast…the result will be hurt, damage and/or death to myself and/or Others. IF i choose to feed my inner compassion (beauty within us all)…which may involve battling, yet in the end…i win my war.
“Each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death.”—James 1:14, 15
It’s the struggle between the spirit and the flesh..the mind and the heart…the selfish thing to do and the non-selfish thing to do…the compassionate thing to do and the non-compassionate thing to do. The helpful thing to do and the hurtful thing to do. The healing thing to do and the harmful thing to do.
It’s a struggle with our own personal desires. Not every desire is healthy for us (or for someone else)…individually or collectively. It’s not always easy to get a handle on our desires. Some of us choose to unreservedly feed/gorge hurtful/harmful desires…nourishing and cultivating them…and, at times, imposing our own “hurtful” desires on others.
There are also those of us who choose to champion compassion…who starve the (non-compassionate) beast within and feed the beauty within.
My intention is ALWAYS FEED COMPASSION:)
(cultivate & grow compassion everyday)
9/29/16 @ 1:30 p.m.