I always spend considerable time wondering why humans do the things we do. I ask questions such as, “Why is this person so successful?” and, “Why is this person in jail?” I am surprised how we tend to be who we are for most of our lives. Can we change ourselves?
Whenever I meet someone I have not seen in years I quickly remember that person’s demeanor from long ago. If I labeled them kind, polite, and respectful, I can still perceive those qualities now. If I remember another person as skeptical, untrusting and gloomy, I can understand why I avoided that person in my past.
I wonder what is inside us to believe and act the way we do. Is it a spark? Is at the lack of this spark?
In most deep religions we are taught to love one another. Society itself tends to function better as a whole when we follow the Golden Rule. But does loving others always come naturally and easily for all of us?
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I at this level of success?” Or, “Why am I not in jail?” In our world, we have the same choices as anyone reading this. You can say a polite word to a waiter and leave a tip to show appreciation. You can enjoy your meal and escape without paying. You have the choice to hug or hurt, to praise or scold, and to assist or kill.
I believe there is a glowing ember of love in all of us. I’m not certain where it comes from. One may say it comes from our parents, from God, or from the forces of the universe. For certain, this spark glows with variable intensities in all of us. Wherever the source of this spark, I believe it should be sought after. Let us all search deep inside ourselves and follow this spark.