Find Good in Everything
Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj
We often tend to see a half-filled glass as half empty rather than half full. When looking at a situation, the popular tendency is to think about the bad side rather than the good. However, if we stop to think about it, there are so many good things happening in our lives, and so many gifts that we should be thankful for, beginning with the miracle of our human birth.
There is no situation so terrible that we cannot find a reason to be grateful to God. There is a silver lining in everything.
This attitude of gratitude is a healthy one and saves a lot of time spent being anxious, worried, depressed, and disheartened. This time can be used instead to find God, by staying focused on our spiritual goal. Every time we complain and fret over our situation, we are wasting valuable time.
Two people may go to the same party. One may spend time finding fault with all the people there, complaining about the food, and feeling upset that their expectations were not met. The other may find enjoyment in being with the people and selecting food from the buffet that he or she enjoys.
Both are in the same environment. One is finding what is wrong and the other is looking for what is good and joyous.
When they both leave the party one will say they had a terrible time, and the other will say they had a great time. Which one will feel more uplifted and buoyant at the end of the party?
Similarly, each day we face many situations. We can choose to focus on the bad and spend the rest of our time complaining and being disappointed, or we can choose to focus on what is good and take joy and pleasure from it.
We can develop spiritually by keeping our attention on being positive and occupying our time with spiritual thoughts.
If we choose to occupy ourselves with negative thoughts that rattle around our head, we will waste valuable time that could be spent on remembering God. Find some good in everything. Even when faced with challenges, we can think of the bright side and make the best use of our precious human life.