Is there a dividing line between right and wrong?
If so, where is it at, and how can I find it?
Because it seems to be so subjective
Many are confused and argue where it lies
But whenever a choice arises between
Right and wrong, what we should and should not do
We intuitively know the choice we should make
Because it has to do with the signals we see
There’s a light always shining from everyone’s eyes
Always available if we choose to look
Providing us info to their current needs
Letting us know how we may be of service
Here is the fundamental question at hand—
Do we serve them or do we serve ourselves?
This is the difference between right and wrong
Self-aggrandizement versus love towards others
Do we do it for praise, reward, or glory
Or is it for the benefit of others?
Do we do it to feel better about ourselves
Or does it serve a purpose in society?
Could it be for self-justification?
Do we do it to ease our own burdens?
What about for self-gratification?
Could it be to appease our own egos?
Do we like ourselves in doing the task
Or do we enjoy the task for its purpose?
Because if our choices do not serve others
We can be sure we’re serving ourselves
Remember that people are always the ends
And should never be employed for the means
Because if people are utilized that way
We’re using them as pawns for own purposes
The key isn’t always to do the right thing
But to have the right motive behind the action
Any time justification pops up
We can be sure our hearts are not right
Any time a wrong decision we make
We feel that gnawing sensation in our soul
We then have to lie to ourselves to feel OK
To prove to ourselves our decision is right
Because in our own minds we would never choose
A wrong decision knowing we’re at fault
Self-deception and lies always accompany
Those choices so we can put our conscience at ease
These are the indicators between right and wrong
Do we live in tension and discomfort
Or do we feel free with a clear mind and pure heart?
One path leads to remorse, the other to joy
If right decisions we consistently make
We will trust ourselves and others will too
Because the worst feeling to have inside
Is when we can’t even trust the choices we make
Wed., November 22, 2006