“When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.” ~Abraham Lincoln

April 13th, 2012

What do we gain from hurting someone?  What’s in it for us?  Do we feel power–a power that we are otherwise devoid of?  Do we feel we’ve somehow righted a wrong?  What is lacking in our character that we feel ok with our unprovoked, hurtful actions? What is really going on down in the deep?

The depth of our own pain–or numbness–seems unreachable, or we simply choose not to go there.  It feels better to lash out at someone, someone other than the inflicter of our own pain.  No, that would be too scary.

Passive aggressive.  Yeah.  That’s the way to go.  It may be cowardly, but it gets the job done.  We don’t have to reveal our deepest, truest self and risk being hurt again.

Our deepest, truest self.  Do we even know what or where that is? Certainly, we are galaxies away from it when we knowingly inflict pain on others.

How do we return to Love?  How do we look inward, feel remorse, and grow from accepting our own pain?

We do it by simply doing good…because it feels good.


One Response to ““When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.” ~Abraham Lincoln”

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