What if it is really true that everything that happens, regardless of what it looks like to you or looks like to the whole world, is the right thing to happen? No matter how you are unable to see it, no matter how dire it all may look to you, there is truly good that will come from any and every event you presently protest.
Somewhere down the line, there will be unfolding of goodness from it. Sooner or later, good rises from a happening that you presently see as amply tragic.
You like to think that you are independent. You may be feisty. You may be many things, yet independent is not one of them. When everyone is connected, you are interdependent just as in a fire brigade, the pails of water are passed on. In a sense, you, personally, don’t really exist. You are far more than a pair of arms that pass on the pail of water, yet you are part of an extraordinary interdependence.
And the world at large depends upon you.
As a human being in the world, refrain from asking yourself every day: “Am I happy today? How happy am I today? How unhappy am I today?” Asking yourself for a report card of your happiness is an invitation to unhappiness.
Go about your work and your life and take happiness as your due. Your happiness is not in question unless you debate it.
You do not wake up every morning and ask yourself if you are alive. It is a good assumption that you are alive.
Certainly, you may feel that life is foisted upon you. No one on Earth would ever possibly choose some of what life brings, and, yet, there is an aspect of you that has chosen it. This is hard if not impossible for you to grasp. Of course, you would not choose it consciously, yet, somewhere, somehow, you invited it.
Beloveds, sometimes it is true that no one understands you. Even friends, even good friends, see only a fraction of you, or even mis-see. Everyone has a partial picture of you. No one knows you as well as I do.
People may think they know you and know you well, yet there is far more to you than the picture people see. People may even think they know you before they have laid eyes on you.
Enter into the Soul of the Universe. Enter your soul into the Universe. Traverse the Universe.
Have you heretofore been playing in a small yard? There is a vaster range before you. Expand your vision. Expand what you give to the Universe. The world, as you presently see it, simply isn’t vast enough for you. Enter greater vistas. You can swim beyond the borders in the world and enter Vastness. You can expand horizons beyond the commonly accepted versions.
It may well be that consciously you did not get yourself into an ungainly situation, yet it is definitely you who has to get yourself out of it. Of course, in some situations, you just have to let them ride. If you have a teacher that irritates you, odds are you just have to stick it out. The semester will be over. It doesn’t have to be a big deal. Meanwhile, you don’t have to be so opposed.