Before I ask my question I want to say that one of the qualities I most appreciate about Brooke is how ultimately for her everything comes down to love, through releasing judgment, criticism, blame, and negative thoughts. I do agree that the ‘feeling’ of love serves us better in almost all cases and is the most peaceful and creative.
However, I am having trouble understanding the notion that everything we are given in this life is exactly, as Brooke says, ‘how it was supposed to be’ and ‘absolutely perfect’. What about children that have been killed or permanently, severely damaged due to situations such as war bombings, abuse, or even violent attacks by their own parents? What about mass murders like the holocaust or other genocides? What about people that lose their homes and savings, end up on the streets, and ultimately lose their minds? Finally, how to we approach the deliberate manipulation of others by those in power, not only in the case of children, but women in oppressed cultures and the lowest working class in many nations (slaves)?
It is difficult to wrap my my around the notion that all of this is ‘perfect’ or that in cases such as these people/children are not trapped but actually have the choice to use their thoughts to change things. How can a child, for example, defend him or her self in the face of war? It seems to me that atrocities such as these are outside what we are doing in Scholars, and for this reason I am having a hard time embracing that life in general and my life is 50/50 and perfect, although I would like to. I would deeply appreciate if you could shed some light on this, Thanks so much xoxo!