The nature of all physical reality is based on duality, yin and yang, male and female, in and out, up and down, black and white, etc. Both are necessary and exist synchronistically to maintain overall balance and harmony within the universe.
This pocket of time and space that we currently inhabit is also governed by the need to maintain balance and therefore needs this duality, both the good and bad, (as we perceive them), to manifest. It is together that they serve our desire, as a soul, for continued growth because of the diverse experiences offered through contrast.
If we were to eliminate either good or bad we would in effect render this ‘school of life’ ineffective. Think about it this way: if we had no friction to work against or no polarity, our lives as human beings would become a neutral experience where we, as emotional beings, were not stimulated either positively or negatively. We would in effect become mindless zombies with no purpose, no desire to change anything, and no reason to create anything new. The effect of this is that we would have no incentive to grow as individuals or as a species.
How do we form ideas about what is good and what is bad: Are my ideas right?
Rational people consider themselves to be ‘mostly good.’ Whether this is true or not comes down to the criteria we use to define good and bad or one state of being compared to another. This requires judgment on our part and our judgments are based on our individual perceptions of reality, nothing else!
This means that any ideas we have related to morality, decency, principles, and ethics, etc. come from within our own minds and are based on our individual belief systems. Our beliefs are the result of the culture we are brought up in and our history. Therefore, our beliefs are not necessarily the same as everyone else’s and cannot be considered as absolutely true.
We each have acquired a unique set of beliefs that forms our individual personalities. When we are born our minds are blank, and we are then programmed by our peers (parents and significant others who have influence over us) as we grow throughout our formative years. From birth to around seven years of age our minds are like a sponge and just absorb all information, sensations, and experiences that we are exposed to.
Around age seven, we begin to develop the ability to think for ourselves, and we begin adding other information that we consider ‘real’ based on our personal experiences to our base programming. We become unique individuals because our programming and experiences never match perfectly with any other person.
It is through this personal belief system that we form that we view the world. This is where our definitions of right and wrong, good and evil, etc. reside. And although there may be many others that may share similar ideologies, e.g. within families, religious groups, political organizations, or cultural and sporting groups, it is our unique set of subconscious beliefs that are the basis for the way we, as individuals, think about life and act/react in the ways we do.
Good versus bad: How do we know which is what?
The concepts of good and bad are therefore subjective and very personal depending on the conditioning we inherited from those who were responsible for ‘programming’ our young and impressionable minds.
So, what is good, and what is bad?
If you take the time to examine your beliefs about this concept, you will likely come to the conclusion that your ideas are probably closely aligned with the beliefs held by those who you were close to while you were young.
So the current ideas you have about good and bad ARE inherited ideas from others- UNLESS you have done a thorough audit on your subconscious belief system and formed your own unique ideas based on personal observations and experiences.
Have you done this yet? Are you aware of why you judge certain things, events, actions, etc. as good or bad?
Are you still judging others and yourself based on your beliefs?
Do you understand that beliefs are not based on reality? That is why we call them beliefs and not truth!
We, the ‘good’ people, do not want to live in a world with ‘bad’ people in it:
Many people believe that they have a duty to eliminate all that they consider evil or bad, and are constantly searching for and crusading against all sorts of ideas, beliefs, and actions that they consider negative.
This in itself is a negative way of thinking and behaving and is in itself considered bad or evil by those being persecuted against -just because they hold onto a different ideology or belief system.
Who is right, and who is wrong? Well, that just depends on what we believe in.
Saving the world from all the bad, (or evil,) people and stuff out there is not the purpose of our life. And if we were able to achieve it, the game of life would be useless as a learning center: Creation would effectively be ‘undone.’
How do we benefit from the ‘bad’ in the world?
Like it or not, as mentioned, we need friction in our lives to encourage us to develop OUR potential as human beings.
It is the opposition we experience through the thought process that antagonizes us as thinking and feeling beings and urges us towards wanting to improve situations that we consider ‘bad’ in our lives. For example, we may look at an event and consider it bad or undesirable, and therefore have certain thoughts and feelings which then cause us to act a certain way to improve the situation. In this way, we are creating something more, something different, and hopefully in our opinion, something better than what we had before.
Therefore, it would not serve our purpose for being here, (continued growth and development), if we eliminated all that we considered being adverse or bad. We would find ourselves with nothing to grow against, or nothing to ‘fix.’
The reality is that the negative stuff that is happening outside of us will always exist, either here or elsewhere, and it helps us if we can come to understand the necessity for it to exist. It exists so that ALL OF CREATION can exist and evolve to something greater than it already is.
Do I have to live in a world with evil in it: What are my options?
Every day we make many conscious and subconscious choices that contribute to creating the future person we will become. Every choice has the potential to dramatically affect our future wellbeing by making it better or worse. However, most of us do not take time to consider the cumulative effects that our choices are having on the life we will be living in the future. This means that we are not consciously choosing to evolve ourselves, step by step, day by day.
If we can reframe our thinking to consider that the ‘bad’ is a necessary aspect of life and can be used to bring out the best in us, then it can no longer be considered to be bad. Therefore, when viewed from this perspective, ‘good and evil’ don’t actually exist, however, the illusion of it remains for the majority of the world’s population.
We are all free to make choices with regard to our own lives.
By not choosing a path towards either the good or bad aspects of our-self, we will continue to remain trapped and reacting in a similar way because of our current social conditioning. This renders us unable to move beyond our current reality to a better or different way of self-expression and therefore into a better future.
A better choice is to learn to see beyond our programmed mind, (subconscious beliefs) and seek to become consciously aware, or mindful, of our thought processes. We can then begin to view the people and events that are happening in the world with a new and improved mindset. This new mindset would include the beliefs that everything needs balance, and that everything is already perfectly balanced within the universe and all of its subsets, including on our tiny blue and green planet.
With this in mind, we can begin the task of transforming ourselves from a ‘human doing’ (who is locked into reacting to ‘that which is external,’) to a ‘human being,’ (who has reconciled the opposite’s within- good/bad, male/female, etc.) In this way, we can become a clear channel for the higher vibrations of Universal Energy/God to express through.
What do you think?
Will you choose to live in ignorance by continuing to support this game of good versus evil?
Perhaps we are now ready to seek out and embrace a greater reality with the understanding that everything needs balance?
It is our opposition to the natural balance of life that causes the friction, tension, and stress, that we feel in our lives.
Remember the Law of Attraction? What we focus our thoughts on the most is what we attract into our lives. Therefore, if you are thinking negatively, that is what you will receive.
The quality of our life comes down to the choices we make. With this in mind, I suggest that you leave it to those souls who are here to learn about negativity and bad stuff to have the lessons that they need for their personal development. They are helping to create the necessary balance that allows us to have a more enlightened experience in this lifetime. I am sure that we have returned the favor by switching roles many times in many other lifetimes.
What is the best option now for us now? By thinking uplifting, positive, loving, and supportive thoughts, we will ensure that our future is a great experience.
An abundant life is yours for the choosing.
What are you going to do about it?
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Shared with love and respect for all beings ……. even the bad ones!