It is good for me if my bus arrives on time, so that I can be punctual at work. But the universe is indifferent to my bus showing up on time.
It is bad for me if the approaching storm destroys my garden house. But the universe is indifferent its plight.
It is good for me if my friend receives my absence at her party with kindness and understanding. But the universe is indifferent to my friend’s disposition.
It is bad for me if I am denied a visa to a country merely based on my race or nationality. But the universe is indifferent to my visa application.
What is good or bad for me makes no difference to the universe. But I am forever at the mercy of the law of the universe.
Therefore, I pray not that I receive all that I hold to be good. I pray instead that my definition of goodness is the law of the universe itself.