"Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good;
and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig."
-- Marcus Aurelius
-- 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...'
LET'S START THE DIGGING!
Blessings to everyone!