Believe in the benevolence of life.

Sometimes things don’t go as we would like them to. We have an idea in mind of what goodness looks like. What we get may not resemble our imagining, sometimes not even remotely closely. So, we decide that what is isn’t good.

Our evaluation causes us to be unhappy. We decide something is wrong and needs to be fixed. If there is no obvious solution, we may allow ourselves to suffer. After all, things are bad, right?

Unfortunately, we make these value judgments with limited data. Truly, that probably is all the information we have at hand. But it likely isn’t enough to understand the situation accurately.

If we’re willing to trust that things are as they are for a good reason, even if we don’t currently understand why, we can allow ourselves to be at least neutral about what’s going on. Belief in the basic benevolence of life will help us be happier with the situation.

When we relax into what is, trusting in its purpose although the don’t know it, we stop resisting. Lack of resistance will help open our minds to greater understanding. The more we accept things as they are, the easier it will be for us to reap the benefits built into the scenario.

Today’s message invites me to trust that life has my back. It gifts me with precisely what I need to grow, thrive, and prosper.

Please reflect and share. What current situation feels wrong to you?