Blog 2228 – 11.24.2021
Making the best of bad situations is key to living a happy life. If we could learn to see difficulties as opportunities, troubles as catalysts for improvements we could find meaning in the most frustrating of situations. But, as the old saying goes, “It is hard to remember that the goal was to drain the swamp when we are up to our ass in alligators.”
We need to stretch our focus beyond any particular trials and try to imagine that it was our higher self, the one true God, who planned all of this, every detail to work for our good. That is the real meaning, I think, behind the Bible verse that says, “All things work together for good to them that love the Lord.” We need to trust our higher best self to know what is the highest and best for us.
Much of what I jokingly refer to as “my misspent youth in a narrow fundamentalist religious sect” is not really that much different from the alcohol, drug and other addictions that have monopolized the years of many of my peers this go round. If we are wise we learn to see all things as opportunities to change, to grow and to improve.
I think the most important thing is to enjoy the ride￼ and not to allow those specks of dust in our eyes to dim the light of that big sun that is always shining in each of our lives. As the song says we are indeed better off for all that we let in. “See you later alligator, after while crocodile.”
Your friend and fellow traveler,
All That We Let In