In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Wicked Witch.”
Write about evil: how you understand it (or don’t), what you think it means, or a way it’s manifested, either in the world at large or in your life.
For me evil is disregarding the good in a thing or in a person. When you disregard pure hearts then you give them a chance to change hearts, from pure to pure evil.
I believe that there’s a balance between good and evil. There’s always a yin yang relationship here on earth. And it is up to us which side should prevail. But sometimes, it’s one’s situation that can influence this relationship.
One example, is that when someone hurts us then we continue the cycle of hurting others. We forgot that there’s an in-between to continuing this cycle and that is us deciding to say yes or no because we always have that power: the power of balance. Sometimes people are too emotional that they decide basing on what they feel. This is so powerful and somehow too destructible – I believe it’s how evil is formed. From a strong pure belief transformed into a strong emotion -anger or revenge then that’s when evil resides.
Maleficent’s story is everyone’s story. Remember her story:
“As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardens her heart and twists her into a creature bent on revenge. She engages in an epic battle with the invading king’s successor, then curses his newborn daughter, Aurora — realizing only later that the child holds the key to peace in the kingdom.”
It is up to us if we want to reside evil in our hearts and let it control over our decisions. Dwelling in the past and doing revenge is killing our lives already or perhaps, we are better dead than walking dead here on earth. To live is to appreciate life’s goodness and to bring goodness to others and to the world. To live is to love. That is when you share yourself and when you know how to master the power of balance. Practice well! 😉