How many times are we hit by assorted Bad Things in life? Maybe we shouldn’t count just now. We don’t want to interfere with our lovely mood.
What should we do when hit by Bad Things?
No matter the particulars of the Bad Thing in question, we should look for The Good.
Not because we’re naïve. Not because we’re saintly. Not because we’re wise.
Because we want Peace or at least peace in the moments.
Peace in the moments
Peace as an overall state of mind may not be our goal. We might want important answers or meaningful change. These processes won’t be peaceful. Even if we could attain it, we may not want peace all the time. Maybe it would be boring?
Even if we don’t want Peace, finding peace in the moments can only enhance our lives. Otherwise, Bad Things can run amok and potentially damage our beautiful life.
We find what we seek
A universal truth is that we find what we seek. So, the next time you’re hit with a Bad Thing, whether in the form of an event, a circumstance, or a person, seek The Good.
This may not be easy. Maybe the Bad Thing in question is very bad. If so, it may help to know that the rewards are inversely proportional: the more bad the Bad Thing, the more finding The Good will help bring us some peace.
Believing in The Good
Here is the key: When you find The Good, believe in it.
We already believe in the Bad Thing. What we focus on expands (another universal truth), so allow your brain to form the pathway that includes The Good in this particular Bad Thing.
The Bad Thing looks something like this in our brain:
Bad Thing = Bad Thing = Bad Thing.
We don’t want this loop left unattended; it may run amok and damage our beautiful life.
So, it’s important that we believe in The Good in equal (or greater) measure.
The overview looks like this:
Bad Thing + The Good = Peace (or, peace).
The last equation is better for our beautiful life.
Believe The Good, Baby, and let your beautiful life reflect it.