Because that's as good as it gets. This phrase called my attention while doing a reading yesterday because it touches on how our perceptions and our mind images create our reality. How by focusing on the good we can attract more good into our lives but if we choose to focus on the negative, we will only be attracting more negative things to our lives. This is an easy concept to understand if we believe that we are all energy vibrating at a certain intensity and that intensity is what attracts things to our lives. As like attracts like, we keep creating our world. I always remember when Alice said "I create my own path" in the movie Alice in Wonderland because we all have the power to create our own lives and we are responsible for what we create whether we like it or not. That's why it is important to let go of the scarcity mentality that leads us to fight for resources, to fight for a job, to fight for food, we live trapped in the reality that there is not enough for everybody and that's why we need to fight to get what we want. With this mantra in our heads, society controls people because we live in fear and anxiety that we will never have enough, be enough, do enough... the list continues and you can see where I am going. We need to break this pattern and start realizing that Nature is abundant and that if we are respectful of it, we have unlimited resources and there is more than enough for everyone in this world. We live in the age of dominion versus respect. Human beings believe they can dominate Nature, they can control everything. Technology gives them the illusion that they are in control but they don't realize that Nature is much more powerful that any piece of technology you've ever seen. As I was reading the book "Awakening to the Spirit World" by Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman, I noticed that the authors mentioned that Western people have assumed that the Sun will always come out instead of respecting it and honoring it. That's why many traditions salute the Sun in the morning because they show respect to Mother Nature and they do not assume they have dominion over it. As I walk this path as a Priestess, I learn to bless everything that comes my way, good and bad, challenging or easy, everything that comes in contact to me is part of my journey and taking the time to bless the things around us every day creates a sense of gratitude and respect that will in turn create more happiness and joy in your life. Many times we don't take the time to look at the positive things we have such as I am healthy, I have a home, I have a warm bed, I have people who love me, and the list goes on and on. If we would spend more time in gratitude, we would be less focused on stress and anxiety. We could even thank those challenges that we face as they are opportunities for change. Every change, great or small, entails death of that which was before and it creates space for the new. We are dying every day as we change and evolve. Everything is in the state of constant change and the only time that we become stagnant is when we died because energies move and shift, change and transform, die and are reborn.
Since we are always changing, we always have the opportunity to create our own path and paint the picture of what we want reality to look like. We can attract more positive things to our lives by using the tools we all have - gratitude, blessings, and visualization. You can live a great life, full of happiness and joy so How good can you stand it? Because that's as good as it gets.