The estimate is that 5% of the world’s population is evil. Another 5% of it is saintly. That is equilibrium. The rest is a mixture of good and bad. Good far outweighs bad on this planet. Therefore: Good and Evil are an effective collaboration when it comes down to balancing the scales. In every good person there is the potential for saintly behaviour and the ability to realise this is the only obstacle to actually realising it.
The reverse of evil is live. That is what life is for. The ability to realise this is the only hindrance to actually realising it. It does not matter what the reverse of good is because good never goes backwards. Good goes better, and then best.
It would make sense – for the maintenance of equilibrium – to address the issues of evil with as much enthusiasm as is allocated to the assessment and assimilation of all the aspects of good. The problem with unaddressed issues is that they fester. Unless you are equipped to manage them with sensitivity – objectively – from a distance, in which case they can be quickly assimilated and used to further your understanding of yourself as an entirety.
The luckiest is the one whose gun works. Whether it is sunrise or dawn, or somewhere therebetween, a working gun will always be handier than a sword – or a gun that backfires, for instance. You cannot be sure at the moment of firing whether the gun will work, or whether it won’t. That is half the reason for using a gun in the first place – an accurate shot has at least a 50% chance of hitting its target. Those are particularly good odds, given the windage, etc. An inaccurate shot can also hit bull’s eye. It depends on the bend of the trajectory.
If you choose your numbers with intent, your outcome will be one thing. Lucky for some, not for others. In that way luck of the draw means selecting the correct numbers that come up. How you do that is up to you. If you should choose rather with presence of mind, your end result will be better than predicted. Remember that better is where to be, before you get to best. When you can improve upon what was projected, predicted, without undue concern for the outed repressions that attempt to get in the way of said betterment, then it becomes clear that life – as it should be – is on track.
Should you be choosing a card from a deck, I would suggest deciding to be lucky before you take your pick. That way, you can feel your way into the divide that will guide you either forwards or backwards to the card that needs reading. Then luck of the draw is in the number that presents itself to you. You need to realise that the energy expended in the direction of selection is returned twice-fold when the selection is correct. That is how. The why? Why not.
The bottom line is that it does not matter what you have faith in, as long as you do have faith in something. Perhaps in these fractured times the only thing you feel comfortable having faith in, is yourself. If that is the case, know that that is enough. When you believe in what you can do – in your individual capacity, and as part of a collective – you harness a power that will surprise you with where it can take you, and others. Should you wish to believe in a power higher than yourself (which is all relative, for what you find in yourself is what has existed for centuries in all of the gods, God, Allah, Dreamtime, Nature, etc, feel justified in doing so. You are a reflection of what you find admirable in your chosen deity/deities.) You can believe in more than one deity, if you so choose. All the ‘good’ characteristics that you try to adopt, emulate, exist inside of you already so it matters not which ‘good’ you ultimately choose to follow, it is all the same thing, really. That should be a comforting thought.
Faith means dedication. It means understanding and application. Simply believing in something and trusting its say-so is not enough, you need to do something with your faith. Make it work for you. That is what it is for. Faith is not there to subjugate you, to cripple your progress, so if what you choose to believe in makes you lesser rather than greater as a human being, then perhaps you need to shuffle your belief systems a little, or change your faith.
Faith is a symbol of hope. It keeps you striving for better, going forwards. Faith should have no boundaries, no restrictions. Nor should a person’s faith receive criticism or judgement from another person. You should be able to open wide to the understanding that placing your implicit trust in something is not a weakness. It is a strength. For one reason or another, humans go far further in life when they believe they are supported somehow, by something, in this world. Perhaps what you believe in is not ‘of’ this world, technically, but faith means you know it is out there and it makes a difference to your everyday, the knowing. Faith has extraordinary power, and this power – when properly directed – can change an entire existence.