I begin this post with this concept because I’ve recently come in contact with an idea that there are ‘good’ people and ‘bad’ people and yet I haven’t found anyone who can define objectively what either is. I believe it is because the terms ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are subjective. There is no one set definition, which is why no one can produce one. If you look up the word ‘good’ in the Webster Miriam online dictionary you can scroll down to definition number two and find: virtuous, right, commendable, kind and benevolent. Let’s dissect this definition of the word ‘good’. We are all aware that to be virtuous means to have moral excellence or righteousness, yes? Well, I am certain that your morals and my morals are not the same and they may not be anywhere near similar. Our childhoods were different. The era we were born into to as well as the society and culture that surrounded us were probably different. We might have even lived in different countries, which would most certainly have influenced our personal perspectives, beliefs and morals. And of course morals are subjective.
So how do we define the word ‘right’? According to Webster Miriam we find that to be right is to be correct or to be in accordance with what is just, good or proper; or to conform to facts or truth. Well, if you’ve been following me for a while then you are well aware of my beliefs about truth. I believe that there is no one truth and that everything is true and nothing is true because it is all illusion anyway. But what If you do not share my belief in regards to truth? Then how would someone define truth so that he or she could determine whether they are right or wrong and hence then be ‘good’? Well, truth can be defined as a judgment, proposition or idea that is true or accepted as true. True being in accordance with the actual state of affairs (reality? But then we would need to define what reality is and I won’t go there at this time. Too much to muddle through here.)
After getting this far, I don’t even feel like we’ve made any headway in being able to define what ‘good’ is. And if I look at the next few words commendable, kind and benevolent I still think that those words are also subjective as well as conditional. I may find someone’s actions commendable and even so those same actions I may find deplorable in another circumstance. And you, reader, may find that those actions are never commendable. So who would be accurate? How would we be able to objectively define that individual as good or bad? I don’t think we can. Personally I believe that all people are good and all people are bad. All people act in good ways as well as bad ways including myself. We carry within us the vibration of all that is. We determine what our desires are moment to moment and then make decisions to say or do things based on those desires, which in turn manifests our life experience. Sometimes we can and are influenced by the desires of others; at that point we are no longer deliberately creating our life experience but instead are creating by default. We are no longer aligned with our True Will and Authentic Self. I believe that our Authentic Self does not desire to intentionally cause harm to another individual and the individual that does cause harm or proclaims that it is their desire to cause harm is aligning themselves not with their Authentic Self but instead with the vibration of fear; that individual is afraid and cannot find the way to the frequency of love. This makes me sad. I can only imagine the suffering that he or she is feeling. The pain. The hurt. The anger that is being carried within them.
I believe all people are good. And bad. But mostly I believe all people are sacred.