Of Angels and Demons.

Jannat (Heaven) and Jahannum (Hell) Achchai (Good) and Burai (Evil) These are common phrases we utter everyday.
Infact, we often categorize people mentally as "good" or "bad" based upon what we think, feel, act or react.

The latest news going on, about Indrani Mukerjea who killed her own daughter, or about Jasleen Kaur from Delhi, who framed an innocent man wrongly and accused him of eve-teasing her and about Hardik Patel who is fighting for the so-called rights of the Patidars and is demanding reservation and has created a ruckus in the state of Gujarat leading to riots at places. All these current happenings ponder me to think on this ever controversial topic.

What prompted these people to do the horrendous things they did?

In today's media world, negative sells. News channels and newspapers are filled with updates on cases like these and we all seem to lap it up. Aren't we all intrigued to know more about the cases I just mentioned above? Why? Isn't it something to wonder? Maybe we are just curious or is there something more to it?

The reason could be because there are two faces to each one of us. Heaven and hell, both reside within us.
We ourselves are responsible for either making or breaking our own lives. We may blame and criticize the entire world, our circumstances and the environment around us, but these external factors affect us only to an extent.

The thing is- both  the Satan and Divine, Heaven and Hell, reside within us.

We carry the Angels and Demons within us, at each moment. They co-exist. They fight with each other

They are present in us, every time, every second,

What we chose, whom do we listen to, depends on us.

When we chose to ignore the inner voice which tells us what is wrong, what is right- The thing which we call our subconscious, our inner consciousness or our inner god or our Angel, then we turn towards the darker side.

The people who chose to ignore the inner voice inside them, who subdue that voice, turn towards the negative side, like the people in the examples I cited above. Most of them, regret it at some point of their lives.

The hero and the villain, the devil and the angel, the good and the bad, both are two sides of the same coin. The angel won't be an angel without the demon and the demon won't be a demon without the angel. They have to co-exist; but yes, one is always more powerful than the other.


The choice is ours. We are What we chose. Hope we all chose the angel within us and let the demon remain in the closet. 

Dream. Imagine. Be Crazy. Be You.

Au Revoir!

P.S- Do read one of my most popular posts- Villains- Exploring the Darker Side- http://www.manasiwrites.com/2013/06/villains-exploring-darker-side.html








Comments

Archana Kapoor said…
Interesting read... one doesn't exist without the other...
Cheers, Archana - www.drishti.co
Manasi Joshi said…
Thank you Archana :)