The world is going to hell in a hand basket. Unless it isn’t.
Wallace Wattles in one of his books suggest that we get rid of labeling things as good or bad or corrupt or whatever. Things are things. I believe it was Shakespeare who also said, there is neither good or bad, man’s thinking makes it so. Wallace said everything is perfect but incomplete.
I like to think of it like a cake. If you were to stop and look at the batter before you put it in the oven and compare that gooey mess to your perception of delicious cake you’ve had before, you might think that the batter is “bad” somehow. But it’s not bad at all. It’s perfect just the way it is … it’s just incomplete. It hasn’t had 40-45 minutes at 350 to find perfection. We have to give all things time to come to completion. Honestly, we will probably never see completion. But we can see perfection even today.
I know it’s hard.
Sometimes I happen to look at the news and think, “what is the world coming to,” implying, of course, that the world is getting worse and heading for complete destruction or annihilation. But what if we aren’t. What if instead we are heading for completion. And we are perfect just the way we are.
There are times when I doubt, but that’s just my perception. I have been conditioned because of my past to see things in a certain way, it’s the “good ol day” syndrome at its finest. We all want things to stay the same. It’s called homeostasis. Things need to stay consistent for our survival. And while that may work for our bodies, it’s not good for our mindset all the time. We need to see change not as a bad thing but the rising of the batter into completion.
What if we forget about our conditioning — our pasts — for a minute or better yet, what if we replaced our conditioning for a new one, we might see that this world is indeed perfect and getting better — not was, but is — all the time. These are the good ol’ days. And tomorrow will be even better and the day after that … you get the picture.