The good in you

When you see a jungle, when you see a forest, what do you see? What do you see? You see trees, right? But do you know the story? Behind every tree there was a seed. And that seed was successful. And that seed came from another tree, that came from a seed that was also successful.

So, do you see the setup here? It’s just success, success, success, success, success, success. In nature, that is allowed, that works, to go on. That which doesn’t work? Sssheowuk! Gone! You, by design, are not a mistake. You have evolved because of success. And your success is that feeling of peace, of that joy. It’s your goodness.

Believe me when I say this: there is a lot of good, a lot of good in this world. In fact, there is more good in this world than there is bad.

I don’t think any prophet…anybody could ever have imagined the condition where, including those people who talk about God, people have been swallowed whole by the greed. Everywhere you look, nothing remains untouched.

This is not good. But the good news is, there is good in all of us. There is wonderful good in all of us. And regardless of how much bad happens, it does not reduce, deplete, subtract from the good in all of us.

– Prem Rawat