“As you view the world, remember that the black patches of evil which you see are shown against a white background of ultimate good. You do not view merely white patches of good which show up miserably against a black background of evil. [UB, 195:5.12]
Thought Adjuster: “The dismal planetary state of affairs seems to validate the entrenched opinion many have formed about a partially or almost empty metaphorical glass rather than acknowledging its soul-hydrating content. Obsessively dwelling on the dark side of double-sided predicaments expands the shadow they thrown on your inner world, which leads you to feel mercilessly tossed around by life undercurrents.
By their disheartening nature, the relentless flow of bad news traumatizes many psyches, cursing them with chronic cases of the blues. Life is a balancing act where you acquire your sea-legs in stormy waters, learning to maintain an upbeat attitude amidst adversity.
“When there is so much good truth to publish and proclaim, why should men dwell so much upon the evil in the world just because it appears to be a fact? The beauties of the spiritual values of truth are more pleasurable and uplifting than is the phenomenon of evil.” [UB, 195:5.13]
There is no shortage of devil’s advocates. They take pleasure in terrorizing their entourage by disseminating bad news, misusing their life force as a downer and demotivator.
Jesus encountered many setbacks. Most of those he had come to help were so unreceptive that they became openly antagonistic. Jesus' high spiritual voltage singled him out as a cheerful personality in stark contrast with the somber demeanor exuded by those operating under the weak voltage of dark energies.
By closely monitoring where you are plugged in emotionally, you can take radical countermeasures to brighten your outlook and strengthen your resilience, refuting the discouraging and disparaging words of depression and despair with unwavering authority.
Happiness rides on the coattail of positive thinking, taking in the panoramic silver linings, and ever anticipating the best outcome.”