This is Perfect

Do you ever do this — when something goes sideways or isn't how you want it to be, you say, "This is perfect," or "Everything happens for a reason"? Or you say, "This other perfect thing in my life couldn't have happened without that crappy thing paving the way for it"? You know that silver-lining kind of thinking?

Why not try letting that stuff go. It's likely keeping your focus on the shifting circumstances of your life, rather than on the completeness that you already are — that awareness in which the circumstances are known.

Sure, positive thinking seems like an obviously good thing. But the habit of tying happiness to circumstances through positive thinking is a subtle pitfall.

A better way to see it would be, I don't believe anything that my thoughts are telling me about perfection. That which knows my thoughts is already perfect, and I am that.