I don’t know about you, but up until recently I have always argued against the notion that you cannot describe something as neither good nor bad. I use to think that surely an act of kindness can be considered “good” and an act of hatred or violence “bad”? Part of this polarised thinking stems from how many of us were brought up to believe that if we behaved well we were considered good and the ensuing opposite.
But is this true or even helpful? Shakespeare wrote, “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” So in the thinking, maybe Shakespeare also meant the judging.
If you look at it from a soul perspective, the picture develops further. Richard Gerber M.D. in a Practical Guide to Vibrational Medicine writes, “In the eyes of the immortal soul, there are no absolutely good or bad events. All experiences are relative to the journey of the soul and its search to know itself better by partaking of life upon the physical plane.” He goes on to describe, “To the soul, all of life’s situations, positive or negative, are merely different types of learning experiences chosen by the higher self to provide challenges to the conscious personality or ego as it travels the path to spiritual awakening and enlightenment, the true goal of life.”
What about in everyday life? Can you actually stop labeling what happens to you as good or bad? Creator of the Personal Mastery Program, Srikumar Rao says, “Sure you can. You have to train yourself to do this. You have been conditioned to think of things as bad or good. You can de-condition yourself. It is neither easy nor fast but it is possible.”
And I for one, am working on this. Somethings still stump me but at least the awareness is there and that’s always a great place to start.
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