What if life was perfect? What if every difficult experience you've ever had or have is a necessary piece of an eternal unfolding of your greater good? What if everything you experience is for YOU, and no event is against you? What if the universe is eternally on your side, no matter how events seem to stack against you?
Most of us have a learned reaction towards adversity. We automatically say to ourselves "I don't want this" with regards to certain events or circumstances. In other words, most of us have learned to react to certain events, difficulties, experiences and personalities in a negative way, and thus, most of us experience a negative emotion when certain events happen in our lives.
A few people though, seem to have learned to react to adversities and difficulties positively. A few people seem to have a POSITIVE emotional response to adversities and difficulties, at least more so than the rest of us.
See if you notice this, the quality of our lives is very often simply the outcome of whatever perspectives we have. Our "points of view" dictate how we respond to difficulties. Yet, it seems, many of us are nearly completely unaware of how our perspectives are shaping, directing, and limiting and narrowing the scope of our lives.
I propose, that it is this ability to respond or react to difficulties positively or constructively, that sets those few who can do so, squarely of the path of wonderfully fulfilling lives.
I also propose, that this is a way of responding that anyone can learn. I began learning it in earnest in my twenties, and it seems to have made all the difference in my life.
How do you feel about say, rejection? or criticism? or change? the unforeseen? or the inevitable? Now, imagine how your life might be, if you got to where you routinely felt empowering feelings with such things.
Many of us have a learned reaction to difficulties, but the truth is, with any undertaking of worth, you will inevitably experience difficulties. So, if your predisposition to difficulty is an adverse one, what will be the chances of you taking or succeeding in any great venture? (and consider this, your life is essentially a great adventure)
If we are to experience any degree of fulfilment in our lives , it seems we need to learn to react or respond to difficulties positively and constructively.
Consider this, what if your usual response to difficulty was to feel EMPOWERED? What if difficulties regularly triggered feelings of COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, CURIOSITY, ADVENTURE, and ENTHUSIASM in you? If this was your norm, do you think you might just "naturally" create more of the life you want? Well, you CAN learn to respond like this. You can learn, and there are teachers and role models out there, who can help you to learn, to respond like this to difficulties.
Do you want to know your perspective at any given time? If so, then just look to how you are feeling. Look at your mood. Your moods and feelings are a fairly accurate measure of your perspectives, on any subject, at any given moment.
What are your perspectives on, your circumstances? Your job? Money? Health? Achievements? Fulfilment? Your relationships? What's your perspective on yourself? How do you feel about such things? (if it's not great, know that it's your freedom to change and improve these feelings) Realise that it is possible to change how you feel.
Everything that happens is good somehow, even if we don't know what that reason is, in that moment.
What if everything happens with a kind of perfection, that as we tune into it, our lives will really begin to unfold?