The Best or the Worst? You Decide

April 8, 2012 | 19 Comments »

things are getting better AND worseJohn Quinones’ show “What Would You Do?” featured a setup this week where someone was stuck on the side of a busy street with a flat tire to see whether people would help.

As you might expect, the stranded cute blonde received immediate help with her tire.

When they replaced the woman with a young guy, he got help, too.  (Even if it did take a couple more minutes before someone stopped.)

But when it was a man in a Muslim cap who was stuck with a flat tire, he didn’t get nearly as much support.

It was discouraging (and even a little upsetting) to watch as people pretended not to see him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNJgX3qH148

Eventually, though, a passersby did stop.

He was a rather remarkable young man.  The kind that you’re still thinking about days later.

Dominic had a tattoo representing “mental alchemy” on his forearm, which he says is all about turning negative into positive.  His message: “Do not judge; we’re all the same;” and his policy is to practice “unconditional love for every living thing.”

The producers behind the scenes literally cheered when Dominic refused money from the Muslim actor!

So … was it discouraging that only two people in the entire day stopped to help our Muslim in distress?  Or was it fabulous that such an open-minded openly loving young person did?

As Abraham reminded at a workshop the other day, we get to decide, because both perspectives are true.

Things are both the worst they’ve ever been and the best they’ve ever been.

A man in Abraham’s hot seat wanted to correct his grandmother who believes the world is going to hell in a handbasket.  But Abraham said, “She’s right!”  Things are as bad as they’ve ever been.

And they’re also the best they’ve ever been.

It’s simply a matter of what we choose for ourselves.

Since the balance between contrast and desire will always be linked, and since expansion is inevitable – it means things are (always) as good and as bad as they’ve ever been.

Kind of gives you good incentive to focus on the best, right?

Here’s to Dominic and all those like him, who make it so easy to see that the world is changing for the better.

Happy Easter.

 

 

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19 Responses to “ The Best or the Worst? You Decide ”

  1. Ming says:

    Hey Jeannette,

    Love this! Yes, lots of contrast going on in my life right now. Big contrast, big shift! Which reminded me to send to you on GVU that picture.

    Here’s to Dominic. It just starts with one and then one.. I love the ripple effect.

    Happy Easter!

  2. Yep, here’s to all of us experiencing and continuing that ripple!
    🙂

  3. Debbi says:

    I saw this on Friday night also and cheered when he stopped and said this was Mental Alchemy. Today is a holy holiday for many people around the world and you are so correct about what we focus on is what we get. Thanks for the reminder and for helping people remember this is the best of times.

  4. Wasn’t that the BEST, Debbi?! So glad someone else here saw it and loved it – nice to celebrate it together!

    Here’s to the best of times … 🙂

  5. Things are not only the best they’ve ever been and the worst they’ve ever been…they are also *everything in between*. All Quantum Possibilities exist simultaneously! The ones we focus our attention and emotions upon are the ones that cohere into physical reality.

    It makes my heart sing that Dominic is both a young male and so conscious!!! I am now focusing on the quantum possibility of many people being so open-hearted and conscious. 😉

    Many blessings,
    Nancy

  6. I will join you in that thought, my friend! (“I am now focusing on the quantum possibility of many people being so open-hearted and conscious.”)

    It is a delicious one indeed.
    🙂

  7. MissyB says:

    Isn’t it great that you get to choose how you see stuff.
    I thought I was having a pants time of it at the moment with the loss of Brock last month. I am coming to see the freedom from a very ill dog as a blessing. (Although I still miss him.)
    Thank you for the timely reminder.

  8. Yay for coming to see it differently, MissyB. That’s a big shift, in my experience. Hats off to you for that one.
    🙂

  9. Things are not only the best they’ve ever been and the worst they’ve ever been…they are also *everything in between*. All Quantum Possibilities exist simultaneously!

    Nancy, that makes my brain hurt 🙂 I love time travel and parallel world theories, but they really do make me crazy.

    I also believe it’s what you focus on and what you believe, and I do believe on focusing on the best.

  10. ChipEFT says:

    A simple way of putting it is:

    The only meaning anything has is the meaning you give to it.

  11. Ashley says:

    Hear, hear! It goes back to the old adage of seeing the glass either half empty or half full. I really like the part of allowing other people to see situations they way they perceive them because they are right too. Good stuff Jeannette! You always keep us thinking.

  12. Loved this, Ashley: “… allowing other people to see situations they way they perceive them because they are right too.”

    Yay for choosing for ourselves and allowing others to choose whatever they want.
    🙂

  13. Anonymous says:

    As I always say…

    *Perspective is Everything and I LOVE mine!*

  14. jennifer says:

    Just wanted to say that I absolutely love reading the articles you have available. They give both immense insight and inspiration! Thank you for providing the ‘uplift’ that so many of us are seeking 🙂 … that’s all, folks! 🙂

  15. Nice one, Anonymous. 🙂

    And Jennifer, thanks for the lovely words! Much appreciated.

  16. Berta Bauer says:

    I’ve been in a place where all I’ve been seeing is what is wrong. Not even “what not going right,” which isn’t much better-but the word right feels a little better than the word wrong. I’ve been obsessing about the stumbling blocks along the way (I’m sure I’ve manifested)to a huge accomplishment I’ve just realized. It seems easy with small things, but even though I experience small successes I still doubt my ability to manifest the big things. So here goes my switch inspired by an earlier blog of yours, Jeannette.

    I’ve just accomplished something many dream of accomplishing, and don’t ever “get’er done.” I’ve just written my accomplishment on top of my DONE list. Then I wrote my next big accomplishment,–The Whole World Loves it.

    Have to say it feels way better.

  17. WOO HOO, BERTA!!!! Lovely to hear!

    And you’ll come back to share the link with us, I hope?! It IS quite an accomplishment to celebrate!
    🙂

  18. Berta says:

    My “Done List”

    1- Published my novel, “Genie’s Bottle”
    2- The World loves it

    Please go to http://www.bertabauer.com to learn more about my LOA mystery that takes place on the western tip of Lake Superior where S.V. Genie’s Bottle is docked. Together they provide the mysterious backdrop where Kara, Rikk, and Dutch’s lives collide, and together they discover serendipitous treasures when they begin to make consious choices. (So far, those who’ve read it have told me the end was a surprise to them, and the clues given have sent them in the wrong direction–some of those wrong directions were surprises to me. Then again, the Universe has many great gits and surprises when you’re open to receive them.)

    “Genie’s Bottle” is available in ebook, paperback and hard cover at http://bertabauer.com

    Thank you, Jeannette, for inviting me to share the link to my HUGE accomplishment.

  19. Joy says:

    Love this post. Way to go Dominic! I choose his reality

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