QUOTE FROM ANGEL AND BADMAN (movie) 1947
(John Wayne and Gail Russell)
Quirt Evans: [reads the plaque on the wall] “Each human being has an integrity that can be hurt only by the act of that same human being and not by the act of another human being.”
Quirt Evans: Is that Quaker stuff?
Penelope Worth: Uh huh.
Quirt Evans: You mean nobody can hurt you but yourself?
Penelope Worth: That’s a Friend’s belief.
Quirt Evans: Well, supposin’ someone whacks you over the head with a branding iron? Won’t that hurt?
Penelope Worth: Physically, of course. But in reality it would injure only the person doing the act of force of violence. Only the doer can be hurt by a mean or evil act.
We are responsible for our actions and our thoughts. For thoughts lead to action and action to reaction leads to action not to thoughts.
So when you hurt or do evil to someone you are really hurting yourself not the person or persons. You damage your spirit and take away the power within yourself to do good.
The Parable -Tale of Two Wolves
The Tale of Two Wolves
As the little Indian boy walks with his grandfather, his grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, forgiveness, integrity, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred, murder and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed.
What are you feeding today? Is it hate, angry, greed, fear or is it kindness, love, forgiveness, gentleness. It come down to you choosing whether to be good or bad. It is what every you feed the most you will become.