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Why Bad Things Happen to Me?

In 2007, a 23-year-old Baltimore man slipped on a patch of ice and broke his wrist. This young man is a professional swimmer. And the cast on his wrist kept him out of the water for two months.

His dreams of Olympic gold medals seemed out of reach. He was devastated.

By anyone's standards, the broken wrist sounds like a bad thing. A setback. A stumbling block.

But this young man was dedicated. He didn't want his years of training to fall completely by the wayside. So he spent hours using a kickboard, kicking in the pool.

Turns out, all that kicking strengthened his legs. When his wrist had healed and he was back in the water, the swimmer used his extra-powerful legs to beat an opponent by a hundredth of a second.

You may have already guessed that I'm talking about Olympic champion Michael Phelps. That race - which he won by such a narrow margin - landed him a seventh gold medal in the Beijing Olympic Games.

As you can see, a terrible obstacle turned out to be an incredible benefit for Michael.

Perhaps it was even the deciding factor in his incredible Olympic win.

Good Thing, Bad Thing, Who Knows?

It is human nature to go around labeling events as "good things" or "bad things." But - as is clear from the story about Michael Phelps - it is entirely possible that "bad things" are actually "good things" and vice versa.

If you can simply remove the labels from the events in your life… you can save yourself from an enormous amount of worry and heartache.

Of course, we learned how to label "good things" and "bad things" years ago. Today, it is probably an unconscious action.

Knowing how to transform "bad things" into "good things" is one of the keys to Spiritual Power.

(Excerpted from an article by Dr. Srikumar Rao)

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