When you tell yourself something is good, you make other things bad.
Something to consider is that everything is relative.
About a hundred years ago, Einstein showed us that the way we see the world depends on two things:
– Our point of view
– The context
That means ten of us could experience the very same thing, and each of us would have different stories about it.
Your experience would be unique to you, as mine would be to me.
It’s like when one person is comfortable with the weather in shorts, but another is cold with a jacket on.
We’re playing in the same playground, but we each have our own individual game. And although our game is single-player, we still have connections to one another, behind the scenes.
You can never explain one thing on its own because everything is in relation to another thing. For example, you can’t have “walking” happening alone because you can’t have feet dangling nowhere. There needs to be somewhere “walking” takes place—like the sidewalk.
The foreground requires a background, just like the background requires a foreground.
Like with the Chinese Yin/Yang symbol. One cannot exist without the other. One actually implies the other. They’re an inseparable pair. They arise simultaneously.
It’s the same thing with ‘good’ and ‘bad’.
As soon as you create the idea of ‘good’ in your mind, you automatically categorize other things as ‘bad’.
The thing is, what’s ‘bad’ today might be ‘good’ tomorrow.
For all we know, that ‘failed’ attempt might have planted a seed for a great ‘success’.
It’s all a matter of perspective and everything can change in a snap depending on the context.
That’s why it’s good to be slow to make judgments but quick to gather experience.
“Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one Reality.”