You may look at the world sometimes and believe that it is given over to bad and evil, but that’s not the case. Many people think life is chance, disorder and injustice. But you don’t see things as they are; you see them as you are.
In my church we like to affirm, “God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good.” We see our creator as a benevolent entity that wants only good things for us. And I find how you view God (or the Universe, or whatever term you use) definitely colors how you view the world. (And research supports this.)
Yes there is misery and evil in the world, but that is not its natural state. The universe we live in is a cosmos, not chaos. And the bad, evil, and immoral do not prosper. That doesn’t mean people can’t profit from exploitation, cheating, or stealing. You’ve seen them. But they certainly don’t live lives of true prosperity. They don’t enjoy peace, harmony and repose that are integral to true prosperity.
The sorrows in life can be profound. Ask anyone who has lost a loved one, or is facing a tragedy right now. But the person who controls their own thoughts can fathom and understand even these things are part of the journey; the yin and yang of this thing called life. Sufferings are greatly reduced for those that see them as lessons. When you have faith in the inherent good of the cosmos, this is how you accept them.
I’ve caught a bullet, had my business seized and auctioned off by the tax authorities, failed in many things, fought addictions, experienced negative, dysfunctional relationships and just generally made a lot of bad choices. Yet I wouldn’t change any of that. Those challenges were the stepping-stones that helped me learn lessons, develop character, and become who I am.
Creating a life of abundance is about faith. Faith is the dawn to your day of harmony. When you have faith you won’t succumb when challenges appear, or despair when faced with apparent tragedy. However dark the path may appear, you know there is always light at the end. I've lost more loved ones than I care to think about. But I choose to celebrate the joy they brought to me, however how briefly.
People who think the universe is inherently bad attract cheats, liars, and exploitation. People who believe it is inherently good attract goodness and light.
So how are you doing on this? Do you feel you are attracting people and circumstances of good? And if not, how could you change your core beliefs to do that?
Please share your thoughts below. I’m on the way to Hawaii all day Monday on American Airlines and they’re not very wired. So I’ll check in on the other side.