Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that crisis is a blessing. – Dr. John Demartini

Whether we like it or not, whether we recognize it or not, the universal intelligence conspires in our favor all day, everyday. That doesn’t mean we should always be happy or positive – the world ain’t all puppy dogs and unicorns. It also doesn’t mean that we should be downers or ‘realistic’ about life. What it means is that life is always balance. For every high there is a low and for every low there is an equal and opposite high.

In fact, the true essence of nature is that every high is a low and vice versa. Let me explain.

How many of you know someone who has experienced a tragedy in their life? We all do. More than likely it’s more accurate to say we all have experienced some form of tragedy. But how many of you have learned some of your life’s greatest lessons from those tragedies? I know I have. My life’s greatest lessons were learned in the military and the grand majority of them while I was deployed in Iraq.

How many of your have experienced an incredible positive in life only for it to be followed by some type of crash?

The major premise in chiropractic reads:

A Universal Intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence.

In Buddhism, there is a principle of Dependent Origination and in Christianity, there is God’s Plan. The point is, there is an underlying order to all things. In fact, there are countless occurrences that had to happen just for you to be where you are, here and now.  The saying “Everything happens for a reason” is valid – always. Not just when the ‘good things’ happen.

Thinking well means seeing the whole picture. If you cannot see the order, recognize primarily that it is there. The result is not a overflowing of happiness but more of a balanced sense of poise and presence. Gratitude is a natural result and this unlocks the heart for unconditional love.

ps. love comes generally in two forms… a warm hug and a swift kick in the rear.