Nudge the Balance
A 91-year-old woman died after living a very long dignified
life. When she met The Creator, she asked Him something that had
really bothered her for a very long time. "If Man was created
in The Creators image, and if all men are created equal, why do
people treat each other so badly?"
The Creator replied that each
person who enters our life has a
unique lesson to teach us. It is only through these lessons
that we learn about life, people and our relationships with
This confused the woman, so The Creator began to explain:
"When someone lies to you,
it teaches you that things are
not always what they seem. The truth is often far beneath the
surface. Look beyond the masks people wear if you want to
know what is in their hearts. Remove your own masks to let
people know who you really are.
When someone steals from
you it teaches you that nothing is
forever. Always appreciate what you have. You never know
when you might lose it. Never take your friends or family for
granted, because today and sometimes only this very
moment is the only guarantee you may have.
When someone inflicts injury
upon you, it teaches you that
the human state is a very fragile one. Protect and take care
of your body as best as you can, it's the one thing that you
are sure to have forever.
When someone mocks you,
it teaches you that no two people
are alike. When you encounter people who are different from
you, do not judge them by how they look or act, instead base
it on the contents of what is in their hearts.
When someone breaks your
heart, it teaches you that loving
someone does not always mean that the person will love you
back. But don't turn your back on love, because when you find
the right person, the joy that one person brings you will make
up for all of your past hurts -- Times a thousand fold.
When someone holds a grudge
against you, it teaches you
that everyone makes mistakes. When you are wronged, the
most virtuous thing you can do is forgive the offender without
pretense. Forgiving those who have hurt us is often the most
difficult and painful of life's experiences, but it is also the
most courageous thing a person can do.
When a loved one is unfaithful
to you, it teaches you that
resisting temptation is Man's greatest challenge. Be vigilant
in your resistance against all temptations. By doing so, you
will be rewarded with an enduring sense of satisfaction far
greater than the temporary pleasure by which you were tempted.
When someone cheats you,
it teaches you that greed is the
root of all evil. Aspire to make your dreams come true, no
matter how lofty they may be. Do not feel guilty about your success,
never let an obsession with achieving your goals
lead you to engage in malevolent activities.
When someone ridicules
you, it teaches you that nobody is
perfect. Accept people for their merits and be tolerant of
their flaws. Do not ever reject someone for imperfections
over which they have no control."
Upon hearing The Creator
wisdom, the old woman became concerned that
there are no lessons to be learned from man's good deeds.
The Creator replied that
Man's capacity to love is the greatest gift
He has. At the root of kindness and love, and each act of
love also teaches us a lesson.
The woman's curiosity deepened.
The Creator, once again began
"When someone loves us, it teaches us love, kindness,
charity, honesty, humility, forgiveness, acceptance, and all
of these can counteract all the evil in the world. For every
good deed, there is one evil deed. Man alone has the power
to control the balance between good and evil, but because
the lessons of love are not taught often enough, the power is
too often abused.
When you enter someone's
life, whether by plan, chance or
coincidence, consider what your lesson will be. Will you teach
love or a harsh lesson of reality? When you die, will your life
have resulted in more loving or more hurting? More comfort
or more pain? More joy or more sadness? Each one of us has
the power over the balance of the love in the world.
Use it wisely!"
Don't miss an opportunity
to nudge the world's scale in the
The eyes are the looking
glasses into the soul
It can reveal the darkest secrets without any remorse.
Therefore May you walk in both Peace & Beauty
May you walk a long journey on the Red path of life
In harmony with Mother Earth until the Great Creator
opens the Mystical doorway and takes you home on your
Spiritual journey beyond.
May the joy be plentiful within your heart
Goldenbear / Ogen'akwa Okwa're