When is something bad?
As you know from my last post, lightning hit a tree here and knocked out almost everything. Even my hot tub was hit. Now that was bad.
Or was it?
I started wondering when something we attract gets labelled as "bad."
The power going out isn't preferred but is it bad?
The Internet going down, the wireless router burning up, and the cable modem being fried aren't desired either, but is it all bad?
The computer dying on me isn't on my wish list either, but is it bad?
I've often said that most of marketing is perception. Well, so is most of life.
What if I looked at the lightning strike and the resulting power problems as actually good?
What if I asked myself, "What's the positive reason for this experience?"
For example, I'm supposed to be on vacation this week, anyway. What do I need my computer or Internet for? We cancelled the actual trip to Las Vegas due to Brownie's death, but I can still read and relax at home. The lightning strike could be seen as a statement from the Universe to STOP WORKING.
I didn't understand why the hot tub would have a problem though. I use that to relax. But then I realized only half the hot tub doesn't work. I can still get in it and still use it. So even that isn't really bad.
I've been reading some good books while on this enforced vacation. I'm becoming a fan of Steve Chandler. His book The Story of You is inspiring.
It's about learning to choose a new story - or to give new meaning - to whatever happens.
When you do that, you have control of your life experience.
So - What's bad?
Maybe nothing at all.
Maybe all it needs is a new story. A new interpretation.
Thank goodness for that lightning strike.
Without it I may never have written this post or paused to read a really good book.
Not bad, eh?
PS - I don't know Steve but his books are excellent. See www.stevechandler.com or of course shop for him at Amazon.
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