Trust that there is intention, benefit and purpose behind everything that happens for you.
– Bentinho Massaro
A few things comes up for me on this topic:
This pointer is an antidote to a certain conventional view, (a) of seeing the universe as inherently meaningless, random and indifferent, and (b) not questioning our ideas of misfortune, unfairness, wrongness and so on. Taken as true, it can be a temporary and welcome comfort. Taken as a pointer, it can lead to helpful inquiry.
This pointer in itself has shortcomings, and is up for being questioned. Holding it as inherently true can lead to complacency, letting things slide, and not being a good steward of our life.
As usual, there are several layers here. I can find how the conventional view of misfortune and indifference is valid. I can find the validity in how there is intention, benefit and purpose behind everything that happens for me. I can find specific, real and honest examples of each. And I can find where all of these stories are an overlay, and not inherent in life.
Also, I remember how the intention and purpose behind everything seemed very clear and obvious to me during the initial awakening phase, as if a veil had fallen from my eyes. And then later how this too was recognized as stories.
– an antidote to (a certain) conventional view, of (a) meaningless, randomness, indifferent universe, (b) misfortune
– although also has it’s shortcomings, can be a pillow, make ourselves complacent
– keep all views alive, and see through