I interviewed the Devil just the other day. He is not as formidable as some fear him to be. Despite what so many have claimed, he is actually quite reasonable and composed. Although I knew he was evil, he did not seem as such. He was very gracious in granting me an interview and we talked for what seemed like days although it was most likely a few hours. During my conversation with the Devil, he memorably enlightened me to the fact the he himself had no power of his own but instead only the power of those who feared him. For as he pointedly pointed out; what we intentionally endeavor to fear is what we most certainly will become. He also explained to me that the Devil is merely who we perceive him to be. In this, I realized that the Devil is only an elusive myth to whom we dedicate all darkness. If this is the case, I wondered while I interviewed the Devil, why is it that horrible things happens? Yet after my conversation with the Devil, I came to understand that every evil thing that has struck this world at one point or another has been because of Human choice. For even if we are not directly involved in whatever horrid happening that is taking place, many of us still empower such atrocities with our words and thoughts. As a Human race, we should have already realized that what we declare and announce is the catalyst for our future. After my interview with the Devil, I was convinced that there was no such thing as an evil overlord that controlled all darkness. If this were the case, darkness would not be chaotic. The reason darkness is chaotic is because Human Beings control both the dark and light. We Humans scramble for power in a mad flurry of chaos while not even realizing that we ourselves are the very power we seek.
Several days after my interview with the Devil, I began to meditate deeply upon the truth that the Devil is merely who we perceive him to be. Thinking through this, it came to mind that we also create our own demons. So, if the Devil is merely who we perceive him to be and we create our own demons, it’s no wonder that this world is such a mess. For we create demons and then perceive their master to be the Devil when, in all truth, we are their master for we created them in the first place. The very demons that haunt us are the very demons which we create by our own thoughts, words and actions. This was a startling revelation for myself, for in an instant of time, I began to view my life’s past, present and future through an entirely different perspective. As I just wrote one hundred and fifty words ago, we ourselves are the very power we seek. And that power may be used however we Humans decide. Even if we decide to create horrific demons that haunt us in our sleep, it is our choice to make. For Humans have been endowed with the unbearable gift of free will. We may choose to do whatever we like in this world.
However, an interesting query that occurred to me while I meditated on these things was this; if we can create demons, then can we create angels as well? The answer that I have chosen to believe is yes; we can create angels just as we create demons. For example, perhaps a child strives to be kind, delightful and understanding to all yet after a few simple mistakes which are then removed from context, they are continually told that they are indeed the opposite. Someone like myself who is interested in creating angels can encourage a child that he or she is indeed kind, delightful and understanding – for he or she is indeed a little angel. Perhaps a man strives to be great but because of an insignificant family lineage, he is told that he can never accomplish greatness. Someone like myself who is interested in empowering people to become great, honorable leaders in our world can encourage this man to aspire to great feats. Perhaps a young teen strives to be intelligent beyond the normal capacity, but is considered typically egotistical because of average Humans by which he or she is constantly surrounded. Someone like myself who understands this feeling all too well can encourage such a teen to change his or her ways in some areas and teach them how to be understanding towards others; for everyone perceives the world uniquely. Perhaps a teacher wishes to learn but cannot; for no one else is willing to teach. Someone like myself who enjoys teaching could teach the teacher if the teacher were willing to listen. Perhaps a chef wishes to eat but cannot because no one else is willing to cook. Someone like myself who enjoys cooking could cook the chef a good meal. Perhaps a coward wishes to be a hero but cannot for the hero will not empower such a person to take such steps. Someone like myself who could be considered a hero in some ways could empower such a person to take steps towards becoming a braver soul. Perhaps the listener wishes to speak but cannot because no one else is willing to hear. Someone like myself who endeavors to learn new knowledge and information could sit down and hear what this listener has to say. Perhaps a photographer wishes to be part of the family portrait, but cannot because no one else is willing to take the photo. Someone like myself, who should never be seen in photographs as I am quite mysterious, could take the photo. Perhaps a certain writer wishes to devour a magically and deliciously yellow, golden fruit called banana but cannot for his household is lacking in such foods. Someone like myself could run to the store and buy him a bunch of his second favorite fruit so that he may continue to write amazing and wonderful things.
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. The world is full of situations which we can change with our own thoughts, words and actions. For those who wish to change the world must first perceive it differently. Because the world is a very beautiful place if it is perceived correctly. As I said before in my previous articles, perspective is the basis of the reality in which we live. So instead of perceiving the world as a dark, grueling place ruled by an evil overlord controlling many demons causing chaos, I will instead perceive the world as a light, enchanting place ruled by whomever chooses to rule it. For we are the masters of our own fate. And as a consequence of this, I will create angels along the way. For we are both the Devil and God in the sense that we are the destroyers and creators of our own lives. It is our choice whether or not we create demons or angels just as it is our own choice whether or not we succeed in life. For the first step in changing the world is perceiving it differently because perspective is the basis of the reality in which we live.
I suppose that I did not really interview the Devil just the other day. For I just stated that we are both the Devil and God. I suppose the person I truly interviewed was myself. All I had to do to retrieve the many truths I have transferred to you, the Reader, was to search my incomprehensibly extensive self. For engrained into our hearts is the truth we desperately crave. Not only are we the power we seek, we are also the truth we desire. For in the beginning, we were made perfect and in the middle we found ourselves imperfect. But in the end; what shall we be? It is our place to decide.
Twisty Ceives (mr. ceives)