In his book, “The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” Alan Cohen tells how he decided to attend a concert at the last minute. He left late, was held up in traffic and had trouble finding a parking space. Arriving at the box-office after the concert had begun, the only tickets left were in the back of the balcony.
As he sat down in his seat, an elderly man took the seat beside him. “Gee, too bad we got stuck way back here,” Alan said.
The man replied, “Oh, it’s absolutely perfect; we just get what we earn by right of consciousness.”
Alan had known about the concert for months, but vacillated in his decision to attend. His interest was uncertain, so he ended up with a seat where his view of the concert was uncertain. The people sitting in good seats were certain they wanted to attend and had purchased their tickets well in advance.
You are where you are because of your consciousness. You may see this as good or bad, but like it or not, things are exactly the way they are meant to be for you to fulfill this portion of your personal growth on planet earth.
You always end up where you belong. Wait to the last minute to attend a concert, you get bad seats. Think primarily negative thoughts, you spawn negative experiences. Try to control your mate, you sow the seeds of dissension.
Alan ends his story saying, “Despite all the questions raised by our meandering minds, we are in our right place, doing exactly what we need to be doing, at exactly the right time. Because life is a school, we are always in the class that we have chosen to learn the lessons we need to master. Sometimes it is fun, and sometimes we have to work at it a bit, but it is always appropriate.”
Right of consciousness = cause and effect = karma