I know this is another of our crazy-sounding titles, but bear with me and it will make sense.
Last week I had an intensely challenging time with technology breaking down.
First my phone quit working. Then my internet service decided it needed a break, and worked only when it felt like it. Then my main computer also decided it needed a break and completely froze up. I was in technology hell.
I contacted my phone company, my internet service provider, and my trusty tech guru. Handling all that of that took up big chunks of another couple days.
During the first day I had some time to, well, just do nothing. My backup computer was sort of working, but not well. I managed to listen to a radio show on meditation during one of my internet service’s up times. But that lasted only about five minutes.
I’ve been meditating over 30 years and consider myself pretty good at it. But during that five minutes of the radio show I received a huge new insight — something that has dramatically improved the quality of my meditation, and in such short time. I’d have never listened to that radio show had it been a normal working day. And I’d never have received that insight.
My tech guru found a serious problem with my computer. It could have crashed and burned had the problem continued any longer.
In short, a couple really good things happened only because I’d had a couple really bad days.
You’ve heard us say before (although it contradicts the mass consciousness) there is no good, there is no bad. There is no right, there is no wrong.
Everything just is. Seeing it from that perspective, which is your higher selves’ perspective, will bring much peace and joy into your lives.
So, if everything just is, why do you judge it good and bad, right and wrong?
Well, generally because the “bad” and the “wrong” are not what you want. But that’s a short-sighted perspective. You cannot really know in the present moment what tomorrow will bring. You cannot live in tomorrow but only in the present moment.
You really don’t need to know what tomorrow will bring. You often torture yourselves endlessly by fretting over what might happen tomorrow. Of course, your fretting is based on fear — fear that what might happen will be “bad” or “wrong.”
When John was going through his “technology hell,” as he put it, he was imagining all sorts of negative experiences lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce on him.
But none of that happened. What happened was all good. The frustration, fretting, and fear were useless and needlessly painful.
One of John’s favorite American writers is Mark Twain who once said, “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
Friends, you have only this present moment, whether we’re talking about today or tomorrow. You can live only in the present moment. The present moment is where all your power is.
Good and bad, right and wrong don’t matter. They just don’t matter. All that matters is the experience you’re having in the present moment. All that matters is consciousness — being aligned with your higher selves.
Then even the “bad” stuff turns out to be good. It’s all good. It’s all God.
Can you think of something “bad” that happened to you but which turned out to be good?
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