There is a common belief, especially among certain religious groups, that we are all born evil, or “with sin”. They believe we spend our lives trying to correct this intrinsic malady and many are so consumed with this task that they become blinded to the beauty we were created to experience and appreciate.
However, this connotes that the same God that created the Bird of Paradise, Aurora Borealis, the human body and love either intentionally created us as evil beings, or completely failed in our creation.
I believe we were all created with a propensity towards love and evil. We choose which to foster, every second of our lives. Our surroundings certainly effect what is fostered in our souls, but we always have a choice as to how we react to those experiences.
People often proclaim, “People don’t change”. I believe we are changing all the time. I believe a killer can become a lover, and visa versa, depending on what trait is fostered. We are equipped, mentally, physically and emotionally to choose love over evil.
However, I also believe the act of love must be deliberate, as where it is more common to unintentionally, or even subconsciously fall into evil. We can choose to swim up stream and experience love and happiness, or we can freely flow down into evil; what many would refer to as hell (on earth).
Love is a gift, and a choice. When acted out, it is the essence of beauty. The more life I experience, the more I am inclined to focus my thoughts and actions solely on experiencing, creating and fostering love. Everything else right and good seems to organically proliferate from there.