“Welcome. We are here to serve and assist you.
When you are taking stock of your lives, and you are able to discover the gifts within the tragedies, within the failures, within all of the ways in which your life has not measured up by your standards, you have actually exceeded all of the goals that you have ever set. You see, if you accomplished everything that you set out to do, and if you had everything that you have ever desired, you would not then be able to appreciate how much adversity, pain, and shortcomings have to give you.
They are not your badges of honor to be worn like war wounds. That is not what we are saying. We are simply asking you to look for the ways in which the detours, the obstacles, and the pitfalls have led you to something even better.
And when you take the moment of time that is required to appreciate all that you have around you, all that you may not have had without the tragedy or the failure, you are giving yourself so much more than any accomplishment could give you.
You must be the one who decides what real success is in life. You must be the one to define success in your own terms. If you create the goal in order to get something so that you can then feel happy, you are missing the direct route.
The direct route to happiness is to find it within you. And you don’t need to ignore anything in order to be happy. You don’t need to pretend that things are different than how they actually are. When you look for the opportunity for beauty within tragedy, you have everything that you need, everything that could ever come from having a human experience on planet Earth.
We are Michael. We are infinite. We are Love.”