“That which is creative and compassionate GROWS. That which is destructive is always deteriorating.”~Edgar Cayce
Humans all behave in sometimes incomprehensible ways. Some seem to always climb to the top, always engaged in constructive behavior, moving mountains and extending a gracious hand. Others idle in a wake of destructiveness, never seeming to grow and always remaining stagnant or complacent in their own despondence. The sphere of behavior contains us all. We all travel here.
Everyone knows of the “bad habits” that one can “fall into.” Although, what is referred to as a bad habit may not be looked upon the same by others. Some look at smoking as a bad habit, others thoroughly enjoy smoking. Procrastination and avoidance can be looked at through the same eyes.
Some of the worst of human behavior comes in the forms of greed, anger and selfish desire. These plague the heart and soul, thus creating blackness. These destructive behaviors are always deteriorating the spirit; eating away at the fabric of the heart. When we harbor these thoughts and intentions, we are hurting the world and ourselves; we stunt the growth of peace and unity within and around us. It is as though some of us never learned how to share.
I can recall sitting outside a drive-thru ice cream shop and watching as a mother and her two sons came out of the door. The two young men both had ice cream cones. One child took a big lick and licked his ice cream right off of the cone; it spilled out and hit the concrete. He then smashed his cone onto the ground and kicked at it.
The other child looked at down at the mess, then handed his brother his ice cream cone and patted him on the back; a true selfless display of affection and a prime example of sharing. This was the face of compassion and love.
When we nurture these qualities of growth and compassion, whether through creativity or spirituality we never feed the wicked dogs of contempt or hatred. This behavior is constructive, and it grows. It imparts peace and togetherness to all those around us.
Be mindful in your sphere of behavior. Understand that it moves as the tide, and is subject to emotional currents. Be wary when you become angry or hurt. Understand that you can redirect this energy; constructively and creatively. Remember that as we all walk this line of life, our compassionate behavior will shine a light brighter than any other.