An interesting true story:
A man was looking for a daycare for his daughter. He found a great one, and a few days later the day care closed down. He saw this as bad. He enrolled his daughter into a new “home” day care, he loved that day care. He saw this as good. That day care was closed down a year later. He saw this as bad. He put his daughter in yet another day care, and she graduated into kintergarten. The man say this as good. She got into the new school, but there was a really nasty little boy who picked on the girl. The man saw this school as bad. The school also had 2 other kids, the kids of the “home” day care lady. The man didn’t have a feeling about this.
Good and bad are judgements of a situation. A situation is good and bad dependent on how you see it.
A bit of the back story on this little tale (but this wasn’t found out till almost a decade or longer later).
1. The first day care was closed down because of sanitary and conduct reasons. It was listed as a great daycare at the time, but the litigations hadn’t been prosecuted yet.
2. The home day care was run by a lady that would eventually become the man’s wife.
3. If the home day care wasn’t closed down, the man would never have met the woman again.
4. The little boy turned into a very giving gentleman because of the teachings he learned from the little girl and the man.
We judge situations as good and bad dependent on how it affects our life. This is a very selfish way of thinking. This way of thinking is created out of the “me” mentality that we often see in our world.
Let’s take this another way:
Let’s say a boy was born and not given a name. The birth certificate would have to be filled out…it’s a requirement of the law. (Why? Because we as a human culture need things to be named and described otherwise it can not be identified and thereby judged.) But let’s say we circumvent the law and this boy has no name.
What would people call him?
Who knows. It’s would be whatever the people who came upon him would call him. However, no matter what people decided to call him, it would be wrong. Because the boy has no name, therefore he has no label to be called.
Would this nameless boy be a real person…even though nobody would have a name for him? Would he exist? Of course he would, we just couldn’t label him as anything. He would just be a boy…no name, no label.
This is the same as all situations. All situations exist in time and space. There is no denying their existence. However, we feel the need to label them as “good”, “bad”, “fun”, “neat”, etc. All labels are based on perspective, your life situation, and how you perceive the future given this moment in time. In reality:
See the positive and the happiness in every moment…it’s there, just as the opposite is there. When we see a situation unfold, see it as positive…no matter what it is. WE have been taught to see things in a negative connotation so much, that is our go to answer. The beautiful thing about the brain…we can change that!
So lets start changing this view point.
Let’s start creating positive Change!