Last post I said that we like to label the world as evil, because that takes the responsibility for our own destiny off our shoulders. (Of course churches love trotting out the concept of the devil or Satan for similar reasons.) If you want to become healthy, happy and abundant, you must recognize that the universe is inherently good.
The person of faith doesn’t give up when challenges present themselves. Instead they move forward, knowing that a brighter path is ahead. To do anything else is to buy into the mind viruses of lack and evil. For those that don’t have faith in the triumph of good are sure to attract circumstances that appear as evil. If you don’t elevate good, you elevate evil.
Think how many people you know who have given up on success and talk endlessly about the injustices they have suffered at the hands of others. Every time you’re around them they regale you with stories about their cheap boss, bitch ex-wife, or crooked partner that ripped them off.
They delude themselves into believing that they are all innocence, trust and honor, and that everyone else is evil and manipulating. They explain how they would be just as rich, successful and happy as others, had they not been so giving and unselfish. They revel in the victimhood.
These professional victims can no longer distinguish between good and evil because their faith in human nature and the goodness of the universe is dead. They forget perhaps the most important words in prosperity consciousness:
You don’t see things as they are. You see them as you are.
Once you buy into the victim mindset, you see nothing but injustice, misery and pain in your path. You fancy yourself a noble, heroic individual, fighting the forces of evil, always coming up just a little bit short. (Which serves to convince you even more how virtuous you are.)
Of course this is the ultimate mind virus, what literary teachers call “the hero’s journey.” This timeless theme has been interwoven through literature from the time of Greek mythology until pop culture staples of today such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, John Grisham novels and House on FOX.
When you get infected with this mind virus you see yourself only as innocent suffering and the rest of the world ruled by evil. It gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling all the time, except that you’re always broke, unhealthy, and unhappy. What this really is, is simply low self-esteem, looking for a validation of worthiness.
When you decide that you no longer care to be a victim, you start to see the equity in the world. And then you see good where now you see evil, justice where previously you saw injustice, and order where you used to see chaos. You realize you don’t have to overcome others, you must simply overcome yourself.
Ain’t it great!