What happens in the moment where life throws something at you, or nothing goes as you had planned? You know what happens. Instant negativity! Unhappiness over what is unwanted ruins the day. Why? Because now you're resisting the event, wanting nothing to do with it. And how many possibilities do you have in such moments when you resist life like this? None... except to grow more and more negative.
But have you ever had a moment where -- right in the middle of what seemed like a bad dream -- you experienced an instant of awakening? Where suddenly you realized there was more than one way to look at this event? That you didn't have to just look at it through your regret, resentment, or your despair over the loss of something? Then and there it dawns on you that life holds more possibilities than what that dark reaction is showing you. You can see how every moment of life holds many different "worlds" within it -- light and dark, high and low -- and how your moment-to-moment experience is decided by which of these worlds you choose to embrace.
Which brings us to this important key lesson: We cannot know any higher order of greatness, of freedom, than what our awareness of the world above us makes possible through our awakened relationship with it. The way in which we grow is that we grow into the world above ourselves. We realize new possibilities that have always been there, only we just couldn't see them because we were always looking in the wrong direction.
So much of what we need to understand about our lives, and why we have the fear and worry in them that we do, depends upon being able to see ourselves as we are. No frills, and no self-supplied chills either -- just doing the work it takes to remember that what we really want isn't power to control the dark conditions around us, but to be part of a new brighter and higher world within ourselves where fear and worry no longer exist.