Sunday, February 12, 2012


"Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good;
and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig."
-- Marcus Aurelius

'People are so mean' 'There's so much bad around' 'Nobody cares' 'It's a bad bad world' ----- Well, that observation is both a Yes and a No. Because yes people can be so mean and selfishly unkind, that selfish-interests usually dominate many things, that some people steal fight betray cheat bully kill, and with all these in the forefront of the news one indeed gets the impression that it is indeed a bad bad world.


truthfully, people weren't created that way. Basically, people are good. Good where it matters most.

Now the question is.... so where did all that go?

My answer to that is NOWHERE. That good is still in there inside the person. The only trouble is the person allowed trash or junk into his mind heart and soul, including the body i.e. smoking, drugs, etc. pushing the good down to the bottommost. And when that gets into a man's system.. everything else will follow negatively. Life simply becomes how man lives it.

So how do we get back our old self again -- the self which God created -- and get back on the track of good?

You and I and others, we DIG!! And I mean seriously dig hard and harder.

Where? How? We go back to where it all started --- the self. Do some house cleaning.. I mean self-cleaning. Dig and deeper. Throw out the garbage that's accumulated and is rotting the system. Poison which eats you up bit by bit but steadily and more often unconsciously until it succeeds to disfigure and transform you into a monster. An ugly monster. Imagine a world of disfigured humanity.

The digging is gonna wear us out Yes.. but nobody is going to do the work for us. See the irony there? It was easy getting the trash into our lives but quite so difficult to be rid of it. WE own the trash... WE get rid of it. And no amount of drama or excuses will take us off the hook. Small effort or big, great or grand --- it doesn't matter, just DIG! We won't be sorry we did.

But DIG! Because good is just waiting to be resurrected... to bubble up and shine out to a world sorely in need of it. That's who we really are. By God's wisdom and design. Until we decided to mess it up ourselves (woe to us!).

I've come across a nice line, in essence it goes this way.... '.... the world may seem to be bad but because good people do nothing about it....' And this.... 'you want a better world, then be the change you want to see...'

Blessings to everyone!


  1. Ellen,

    Right you are. If each one of us could do this, there would be no bomb blasts or killings of innocents in the name of what not. Would those with vested interests let people do this? No, they would rather poison minds of impressionable ones more and more. But a beginning has to be made. So if I do this digging, may be it will inspire someone else and then chain reaction may start. So let us begin. Thanks for motivation.

    Take care

    1. Yes, Jack, that's the whole point of the piece.... that change begins with self. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Blessings to you and your loved ones.

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    1. Delighted to see you, Mishi! :-) And thank you for liking. God bless you and your family.

  3. That is a very nicely written post.Removing the clutter that accumulates in the mind and making way for noble thoughts is an eternal struggle that man is confronted with but one that is inescapable to lead a meaningful life.One must dig harder if the unwanted has been allowed to settle far too long in the mind.

    1. Beautifully said, KP.... "One must dig harder if the unwanted has been allowed to settle far too long in the mind." Thank you for dropping by and for your comment. Blessings!

  4. No beginning is insignificant or small, we must start the change..

    1. Very true, Renu... "..we must start the change.." Wish you a pleasant and blessed day. God bless you!


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