Heart’s Take on Recrimination, Retaliation and Revenge

It’s not just the fact that I’m a student of Science which made me ponder over this little marvel called The Heart. I know I’ve probably mentioned the little throbbing thing in a gazillion places already, but somehow, I just can’t seem to get enough.

The world follows the “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” platitude that blinds them to the truism that their internal apparatus has much they can actually glean from.

Consider the working of the little fist-sized pump:

All it does is supply the entire soma with the river of life in its purest form. Notwithstanding this, the heart is refueled with impure blood.

Now, what would a person’s reaction be when her good deeds were reciprocated with bad ones? To square it up? Highly likely.

Now, back to anatomy class. We see that the little heart does not reciprocate bad for bad. Rather, it purifies the tainted blood and dispenses it in purity again.

Now why would someone want to do that, you ask?

Well, here’s the deal. What if Mr. Heart decided to exact retribution on the rest of the body? What if it dispatched the defiled blood to the body for it to get a taste of its own medicine?

Struggling for the answer? The body will writhe and succumb to the potion of revenge.

In life, we may not be paid back in due measure. We might not even be paid back at all, but in the worst of circumstances, good is repaid with evil and love is reciprocated with detestation. It’s just a matter of choosing between repaying bad for bad or transforming it into something good.

The heart teaches us that we can’t live with negativity in our systems. It might seem like the most reasonable, and in some cases, the only option available. But recrimination, revenge and retaliation are just like salt in a wound or, more appropriately, toxins.

If it can kill another, why not you?

The best life lessons come when you look within yourself and not around yourself.


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