The way we choose to treat others comes down to the state of our hearts. This is because our hearts are where we build a sense of what is right or wrong. In other words, our hearts are either right or wrong at any point in time depending on what lies in it. Even when we experience influence by feeling or association, our decisions remain largely based on the state of our hearts.
Our hearts are essentially us, and the core of our identity as humans. A good heart gives good reaction and vice versa. As such, our hearts are recognised by our responses to things or people. We can’t hand out positives when we’ve stored up negatives in our hearts. This is because our reactions are the result of what our hearts are filled with, and therefore, expressed in our thoughts and actions. Hence, why we so easily treat others like we do.
As we continue to store up wrongs, our hearts become hardened that we no longer feel remorse for our actions. This simply means that we have trained our hearts over the years to become destructive. It will take a drastic incident for us to realise how much damage we’ve done to our hearts and the recipients of our actions. This should not be so.
When we get the feeling to either do what’s right or wrong, we can train our hearts to choose right. By so doing, we are constantly filling our hearts with good things and eliminating the destructive ones. This will help improve the state of our hearts and give us more control on how we treat others.
We will become more positive in how we melt out judgements rather than negative. Our reactions will no longer be out of selfish desire or arrogance, but in consideration for the weakness of others and the feeling remorse for the outcome of our decisions. Let’s remember that we do not share the same levels of strength. Some of us are stronger than others. Therefore, being mindful of how the state of our hearts can have a grave effect on others – give us the foundations for times when we may not agree on issues. Destroying people isn’t a sign of strength but of greater weakness.
I hope we can do out utmost to treat people right. We can start to evaluate the impact of the state of our hearts on our choices, actions, words and thoughts on others. We don’t have to be negative to prove a point. We can prove our points in a matured and constructive manner, rather than through mawkish chunk of phrases that are harmful.