One of life’s harsh realities, that we all must to accept, is that life is not fair. Life has never been fair and life will never be fair. For life to be fair, it would need to be equal. All of the people, all around the world, would need to have the same heart type (I’ll get to this in a minute). Everyone would be treated in the same manner by everyone else. As sad as it is, I have to tell you that not all people have the same heart type and we have all been given the gift of Free Will by God. We can pick and choose what we want to do, who were are kind to, who we are not kind to, and we can base those actions on anything we wish to base them on. That does not make us right nor wrong in the way we treat people, but always remember our actions come with consequences. There are both good and bad consequences so we must think about what reactions our actions may have before we act. Our actions have the ability to change the heart types of the people they affect.Some people carry love and compassion for others in their hearts. Some people carry pain and sorrow, others carry anger and hate, and the rest have no heart at all. With all the people in the world, it is impossible to live your life without meeting people from all areas of the heart as well as the heartless. No matter how hard you try to avoid the ones without love and compassion, you will find yourself with a handful or two in your life. Why? Well, because you have love and compassion and hope that others do too, deep down at the core of their being and that your heart is enough to heal their hearts. It isn’t, at least not on its own. Some people will have tricked you to get close to you and gain your trust. You will know who they are when they cause you pain, and instead of trying to undo what was done, they will refuse to acknowledge your pain, blame your pain on yourself or others and turn their backs on you when you have nothing left to give and you need them the most. Those are the heartless. Those are the poisoness people you need to remove from your life. They will bring you nothing but pain, sorrow, heartbreak, andger and hate. Their poison,
Our heart type starts out as love and compassion for others. We are trusting and open and we expect others to be the same way with us. We have a preconceived notion that life is fair. When the reaction to your action is hurtful to another, their heart cracks, changing the heart type to pain and sorrow. If we continue harming to the point of abuse, the heart breaks and the heart type shifts to anger and hate. Eventually, as the abuse worsens, the heart dies completely, leaving a cold, heartless and dangerous person behind you, hungry for others feel the same pains, sorrows and heartbreak that eventually creates more heartless souls. They say that misery loves company. this is true and this can be seen time and time again. Like the dominos that all fall down when you push the first one down, your actions created a chain reaction of one heart dying after another behind you. You didn’t mean to poison the world with hate, you only wanted to hurt that one person, but the moment you went down the wrong path, you began the spread of the infection. Be mindful of your actions. Just as this example with harm, love can chain react as well. Love can change heart types by removing the bad and replacing it with the good. What if we all spread love instead of hate?
With all the people in the world, it is impossible to live your life without meeting people with different heart types, as well as the heartless. No matter how hard you try to avoid the ones without love and compassion, you will find yourself with a handful or two in your life. Why? Well, because you have love and compassion and hope that others do too, deep down at the core of their being, that life is fair and just, and that your heart is enough to heal their hearts. It isn’t enough, not on its own. It is only a beginning, but more is needed to make a complete transformation. You cannot begin something and then walk away, expecting it to finish itself.
Some people will trick you to get close to you and gain your trust with the most malicious intentions. You will know who they are when they cause you pain, and instead of trying to undo what was done, they will refuse to acknowledge your pain, blame you for doing it to yourself, or blame somebody else, whatever it takes to avoid accepting the responsibility for their own actions. They will then turn their backs on you when you have nothing left to give and you need them the most. Those are the heartless. Those are the poisoness people you need to remove from your life. They will bring you nothing but pain, sorrow, heartbreak, anger and hate. Their intentions are to kill your heart and drag you into the darkness with them. Their poison, if they are not removed from your life, will make its way to your heart where it will begin to infect all that is good with all that is bad. Once infected, without being treated with compassion and medicated with love, after all of the good is gone, the poison begins to eat away at the heart and the heart slowly begins to whither away until there is nothing left but an empty cavity where the heart once was.
No one is ever broken beyond repair, but the path that leads a person to the place to be made whole again is narrow and must be traveled alone by the seeker of the heart. This is the only way the seeker can learn empathy and humility, both of which are necessary to restore the heart and refill it with love and compassion once again. Love is just the beginning. Understanding, compassion, encouragement and guidance on top of love may be just enough to give the seeker the courage and drive to travel the path that leads to the heart full of love and compassion. The seeker has to want it and work hard for it. No one can travel the seeker’s path, but the seeker, else the seeker will not appreciate the heart.
Life is not fair, but we can make it just a little bit better for those around us. What type of chain reaction would you like to cause today? How about a chain reaction of love?
~Mel, Saved by God’s Grace