Bryant H. McGill
Anyone who believes the world isn't fair is measuring it by a limited scale. we sometimes miss the bigger picture of which we are unquestionably a living, vibrant part. when we play the role of the pessimist, it's usually because we're making a few pretty common mistakes:
first, when we feel bad, we identify ourselves as the feeling. if we're feeling lonely, sad or depressed, we often say 'I'm lonely", "i'm sad" or "i'm depressed" and it becomes who we believe ourselves to be.
next, when we take on the identity of a particular emotional state, it colors the way we see the world. we can make the mistake of feeling that the world is a lonely, sad, depressing or (insert your preferred crappy emotion here) place. everything we see, hear, touch & think is affected. naturally, when we start counting up our assets in such a negative state, it often appears to us we're on the short end of the stick (again).
Try not to confine your concept of the magnificence of this amazing world by the temporary limitations of your measuring equipment.
"Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck"
The Dalai Lama
the world is an incredibly complex system of trillions of life forms living with, off of and because of one another perfectly interdependently. to think i could, with my limited human brain capacity, actually comprehend this enormous balancing act taking place every second and be able to accurately decide what is fair or unfair is a bold example of fearful arrogance.
i am much happier to be aware that i really don't know how it all works so seamlessly but that it surely does and that i am a living part of the magnificent power that holds it all together.
"If you knew who walks beside you on the way that you have chosen, fear would be impossible." –
A Course In Miracles
When we are aware we are not ever alone, we give our interest, intensity and passion without an accounting; we give love as if we had an unlimited supply, because we do; we realize the world, indeed the universe, is perfectly balanced, even if we cannot see the grand scale on which it occurs. more accurately utilizing the positive definitions of the word, like a bright sunny day or a community harvest celebration, life is surely 'fair'.