After a while be a consultant & trainer, I asked myself, “Does this hand ever hurt, make other people bleed or even die bloodily?”
Perpetrators of physical violence such as robbers, murderers or terrorists are easily referred to as those whose hands were once or always bloodied. Are only those who cruel and sadistic actors? What about us?
“Ahh… I do not!” Many friends reactively spontaneously replied so!
I asked myself, “Have I ever persecuted others?”
“Have I ever ordered or sought or incited others, with or without consciousness, so that he committed acts of persecution that made others suffer?”
“Have I ever been a leader, a friend or as anyone upset someone so that he committed a bloody violence as an outlet?”
Have I ever slandered, or lied, or scorned or thrown responsibility, or allowed others to bear my iniquity because of my cowardice in such a way as to make it miserable? “
“Have I ever misled the way of one’s life through an ideology, a worldview, a doctrine or an egoism that I presume always be right until the person (possibly and his family) falls, crumbles, suffers? Or is that person oppressing others for it? “
“Have I ever been unfaithful to the point of hurting, frustrating and discouraging others and put them in the possibilities of misery?”
“Have I ever expected something bad to happen to others because of my anger or hatred?”
“Have I ever prayed for something bad or cursed someone else?”
There are a lot more questions raging, and the more questions the more assertive answer… Yes, I have ever done it!
Illustration by Albert Herdie – Digital painting from part of Deep Within series – Hand Were Covered In Blood.