I AM RESOLVED TO SEE THE GOOD IN EVERYONE AND EVERY EVENT
Q. Is ignorance produced by anything? A. No, by nothing. Ignorance is without beginning… The origin of pain can be traced to ignorance and it will not cease until ignorance is entirely dispelled, which will be only when the identity of the Self with Brahma (the Universal Spirit) is fully realized. The Raja Yoga Philosophy
Rabbi Ismael answers, “Not God but ye yourselves, are the creators and supporters of mortal evils.” The Talmud
Light can have no union with darkness; evil has no affinity with good. If good is the great Reality, which is the great negation or denial of Reality, then it follows that we should see the good in everything, and recognize the apparent evil merely as a theoretical opposite of good. There is not God and something else. The Divine Spirit inhabits eternity; overshadows everything, including human events; indwells our own soul, and is released through our own act. To see good as evil is to becloud our vision, to obstruct the pathway of our progress and cast a shadow across the sun of righteousness which, Swedenborg tells us, is forever at an angle of forty-five degrees in the heavens. This Spiritual Sun was the guiding Star which lead the Magi of old to the place where the little child lay. That is, to the place of good in our soul; to the Presence of God at the center of every man’s being. The humility of the manger is the common place in every man’s life. It is here, we shall also discover that the larger issues of our experience are overshadowed by this same good which we have discovered in the common place.
I am resolved today to see the good in everyone and in every event. I shall call upon the good and shall refuse to accept that anything other than good can come into my experience. In this way I will be praying to the good through meditation upon it.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker