“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.”~Eckhart Tolle …
We all are tasked with discovering the goodness that lies within each of us… that innate, common decency we are each born with–the compassion and concern, the encouragement and building up, the help and assistance, the sharing of our joys and sorrows. This goodness is not something we can try to become. Rather, it is something, which once discovered, we simply choose to let out.
I have the power to change the world in positive ways. The goodness is there, I simply must recognize it, and then put that goodness into action. And even if I do not see the results of such efforts, each small act of goodness does matter, and perhaps may inspire others to share of their goodness. The positive I share with others grows… but so can the negative.
Instead of trying to exert our power in immoral, maligned, or selfish ways, we must strive to be men of character, and use it to bring goodness into this world. We each have an abundance of it… and doing so benefits all of us.
Allow goodness to flow from you today.
Questions to consider:
Do you recognize the goodness you have within?
What kinds of goodness do you share with others? What kinds do you keep?
Why does it take courage to be ourselves and to allow our goodness to emerge?
For further thought:
“Goodness is love in action, love with its hand to the plow, love with the burden on its back, love following his footsteps who went about continually doing good.” ~James Hamilton