Eckhart Tolle recently brought up a famous quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”
Hamlet should know. He was an awfully introspective fellow, always dancing around in his head with those heavy thoughts of his. And the message is important. Things, experiences, situations, and relationships are all only as good or bad as you think they are.
So, if the power lies in your own perception, then the question is why don’t you realize that you have to power to take your attention away from anything you’ve decided is bad?