01- “Luck doesn’t exist…it is our own doing that brings us the good or bad things we receive”
-So how then do I influence the action of buying the right Lottery ticket number?
02- “Everything happens for a reason and is an opportunity to improve ourselves in the future”
-Should I tell that to the Jewish men and women that spent several years in concentration camps just to die there after so many tribulations?
-The early death of my child allowed me to learn the deep meanings of life, but how can I tell my child “you had to die so I could learn”
03- “We master our own universe, we are in control and it depends on us how we perceive our reality and how we control it”
-Then the earthquake came and we lost our house and all our possessions.
04- “I choose to be in love with everything and everyone; I love my surroundings and all that is part of it; I see the beauty in all the things and people that are part of this wonderful world”
-Including that wonderful being that happily went on driving after several drinks and run over my child.
I’ve been lucky enough not to loose a child; I been lucky enough not to be in a concentration camp; I’ve been lucky enough not even to win the lottery (which I don’t play). Yes, I’ve been lucky enough…but I’m not blind, and even though I love life, nature, and I do believe there is goodness in people, sometimes when looking around I can’t stop being a cynic for a moment!
A cynicism exercise…to dust off this human capability that protects us from our own, sometimes innocent blindness.
I’m not feeling down or disappointed, I just want to experience the full range of human feelings, at the same time that I taste a bit of reality, so my feet can remain on the ground.