Bad Things Are Also Good Things!
by Andrea Schulman
However, what is a bad thing? If “bad” was clearly definable, there probably wouldn’t be too many arguments over right and wrong.
This is because bad is a relative term, and it means different things to different people. Bad can be good, and good can be bad. There are no absolutes, and again, if there were, we would all be in agreement a lot more than we often are.
When we define something as “bad” this is just a label we put on it. Nothing more. In fact, any BAD thing has the potential to be a super, positive, awesome GOOD thing, when we are willing to be flexible in our definitions of good and bad.
Is it a bad thing when you lose your job? YES, you will likely think.
However, what if that job loss is what leads you directly to another career more in alignment with your hopes and dreams? What if you get pushed out of your crappy job in order to be available for the perfect job that is opening up at the exact same time?
Is it a bad thing when a parent abuses a child?CERTAINLY, most would agree.
However, what if that pain causes a child to grow up wanting a better life? What if that pain is a catalyst for that child to grow up and live his or her dream? What if a crappy childhood inspires a child to have the best adulthood possible?
Is it a bad thing when a genocide slaughters thousands of people?ABSOLUTELY, many will nod in agreement.
However, what if that awful incident teaches millions of people to be more loving, tolerant and kind? What if the initial horror has an end consequence where humanity becomes elevated as a whole? What then?
Loosen your definitions about good and badToday, I challenge you to think a little differently about the bad things in your life. “Bad” is just a label. Sure, there are things that seem awful, horrible, and unwanted, but bad and good are all about perception, nothing more. With the right perception, you can see clearly that bad can lead to good, and that it ALWAYS does for those who stay open to that possibility.
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We can sit around and gripe and complain about all of the bad in the world, but this is a useless errand. That strategy just keeps you entrapped in the label that the situation is dire, and there is nothing you can do about it.
Focusing on the bad things as incapable of being anything other than “bad” sets you into a cycle, whereby you become unreceptive to the positive change that is on the other side of the struggle. It keeps you from seeing all the good that is unfolding right before your eyes.
Open up to the idea that perhaps some of your struggles and some of the bad things in the world are actually benefitting your highest purpose. Entertain the idea that maybe there is a rainbow at the end of the storm, and if you can, envision that not only is it possible, but it is literally on it’s way right now.
Stay positive, even through the struggles and even through the bad things. Everything in the universe has the potential to push us into a higher state of being, when we are willing to allow it.
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