19 Jun How To Be “Good” – Evelyn’s Secrets
It’s Monday again, friends! For me, Monday is very much about centering myself and reflecting upon the lessons I’ve learned in the past week and months. I’m not sharing things here I’ve simply learned miraculously and overnight, but rather gradually as I grow and continue to experience life and meditate upon them. The past ten days in Los Angeles were amazing! I’ve caught up with old friends, made new ones, and were able to unfold my thoughts into writing songs and making music with my awesome friends Brooklyn Shanti and crew! I can’t wait to share those new tunes with you all very soon!
Today, I want to share with you something I learned over the past few days in California and through the wonderful people I met: The essence of being good. It’s a difficult topic, because what’s good to one person may not be good to another person and this is where people tend to find themselves in a moral dilemma almost every day. As humans, we will always face the question – Am I doing the right thing? Nobody is born inherently good but rather confused, therefore we have to find a way to describe the moral code somehow. I think we all agree that such things as lying, stealing and killing would fall under this universal moral code of “not good”. Or do we? I can see a lot of this happening in our world right now, and let’s be honest, we’d all rather sleep in a house with a locked door than to leave it wide open in the night.
As we discussed this over the past days we all agreed that first a person’s value has to be defined in a way to make them “worth” treating right. If we don’t value someone, we will treat them bad. So why do we like to care for some people and not for others? Why do we consider it “good” to help someone in need? Why do we feel happy to see others smile? I believe it is because deep down we know that every person is equally loved and created by the same greater power, which I like to call God. So if God is the one who breathed life and love into every human being, then I think we should follow His divine and beautiful moral code which simply says “love each other, like I loved you”. If you act towards each other from a place of love, from a place of knowing that everyone is equally loved by God, suddenly you can’t else but treat them right, whoever you are, wherever you are. And I think that’s a real thing of beauty!
Today I would like to encourage you all to think about what goodness means to you. Write it down. Meditate on it. Whatever works for you. Try and listen to that still small voice of God speaking to your heart. Start over and think of this as a blank slate for your mind. Forget about your old ways and meditate on the thought of everyone being equally loved by God and how He would want you to treat everyone. With forgiveness, grace, patience and endless love. Make someone smile today!
COMMENT here and tell me how YOU define good! 🙂