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Temptation comes to all of us, whether or not we succumb depends on our ability to recognize its disguise.Sometimes it arrives in a form of an old flame, flickering back to life, or a new friend who could end up being so much more, or a young child who wakens feelings we didn't know we had.And so we give in to temptation all the while knowing come morning, we'll have to suffer the consequences.
We've all done something in our lives us we are ashamed of.Some of us have fallen for the wrong man, some have let go of the right women, there're those who have humiliated their parents and those who have failed their children.Yes, we've all made mistakes that diminish us and those we love.But there is redemption if we try to learn from those mistakes and grow.
When the truth is ugly, people try to keep it hidden, because they know if revealed, the damage it will do.So they conceal it within sturdy walls, or they place it behind closed doors, or they obscure it with clever disguises.But truth , no matter how ugly, always emerges, and someone we care about always ends up getting hurt, and someone else will revel in their pain, and that's the ugliest truth of all.
As I look back at the world I left behind, it’s all so clear to me. The beauty that waits to be unveiled. The mysteries that long to be uncovered. But people so rarely stop to take a look. They just keep moving. It’s a shame, really. There’s so much to see.
I remember the world. Every detail. And what I remember the most is how afraid I was. What a waste! You see, to live in fear, is not to live at all. I wish I could tell this to those I left behind, but would it do any good? Probably not. I understand now, there will always be those who face their fears... and there will always be those who run away.
People, by their very nature, are always on the lookout for intruders... trying to prevent those on the outside from getting in. But there will always be those who force their way into our lives... just as there will be those we invite in. But the most troubling of all will be the ones who stand on the outside looking in... the ones we never truly get to know.
The search for power begins when we are quite young. As children, we were taught that the power of good triumphs over the power of evil. But as we get older, we realize that nothing is ever that simple. Traces of evil always remain...
Competition, it means different things to different people. But whether it抯 a friendly rivalry... or a fight to the death, the end result is the same. There will be winners and there will be losers. Of course, the trick is to know which battles to fight. You see, no victory comes without a price.
There is a widely read book that tells us everyone is a sinner. Of course, not everyone feels guilt over the bad things they do. In contrast, there are those who assume more than their share of the blame. There are others, who sooth their consciences with small acts of kindness. Or by telling themselves their sins were justified. Finally, there are the ones who simply vow to do better next time, and pray for forgiveness. Sometimes, their prayers are answered.
People are complicated creatures. On the one hand，able to perform great acts of charity. On the other, capable of the most underhanded forms of betrayal. It’s a constant battle that ranges within all of us, between the better angels of our nature, and the temptation of our inner demons. And sometimes the only way to ward off the darkness... is to shine the light of compassion.