Sometimes the world seems upside down and backwards. Feeling off-balance has consequences, ramifying effects. Part of my self-conscious living practice is paying attention to my off-balance feelings and listening to them tell me what I need (usually it’s something which I don’t think I need.) “Nothing is either good or bad,” said Shakespeare, “but thinking makes it so.” Thinking gets us into trouble more often than feeling does, especially when we do not trouble ourselves to think. We put our thinking on “auto-pilot” -- like the guy in his Tesla auto-car driving the interstate in Florida, and was watching a DVD. “It” auto-piloted him right into a semi-tractor trailer and he went on to his next life. Self unconscious living can only do so much and then it turns upside down and backwards taking “me” with it.
In the Science of metaphysical awareness, the thinking that is out from the one infinite divine Mind (formerly called “God”) my Mrs. Margaret Laird, writes: “When we quote, ‘There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so,’ we do not mean that the definitive point of view incidental to the belief of two minds (dualism) affects Reality, the Good. The concept of Good is relative to Good and is not good in its own right. Thinking in the belief of two minds creates a veil blinding us to Reality. Reality is not good-and-bad, true-and-false, simply because that is the point of view. It makes no difference whether we think constructively or destructively, positively or negatively about the human picture. The picture is Reality in the language of individual discernment. Forget the language and Reality will evolve new thought forms in which the positive and negative are reconciled. What seems to be, seems to be because Being is its existence. As Truth comes to the conscious level, it takes care of the “conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals” -- the unexamined assumptions - that have conditioned our points of view. Let the divine oneness of Mind be your thinking (you) and you will walk the earth safe and secure, liberated from the belief that thinking is divided into good-and-bad, constructive-and-destructive.”