When we focus on unwanted conditions we feel bad.
When we focus on wanted conditions we feel good.
But what actually feels good or bad is our alignment or misalignment of thought/vibration relative to our inner being.
Alignment feels good, so why don’t we practice it all the time? Why do we focus on things that feel bad?
It’s because we think that having the conditions we desire right now will make it easier for us to find good-feeling thoughts about them, appreciate them in more depth and detail, and thereby find even greater alignment more easily.
Which is partly true – it’s easier to appreciate a bright sunny day when it is actually bright and sunny, as opposed to when it is raining and dark.
It’s easier, but often we take these good things for granted; the habit of thinking “I’d feel better if…” is pernicious.
After all, that’s what you are doing right now: you’re thinking “I’d feel better if…” and ignoring all the things that are already manifested and going well for you.
So the “I’d feel better if…” attitude is theoretically true but actually false. You won’t feel better if you have the physical manifestation of what you desire, because you’re practiced in the attitude of “I’d feel better if…” and so you will soon turn your attention to something else that is lacking or unwanted in your experience.
That’s why it is more powerful to practice appreciating things that are already going well for you, however small and taken for granted they may be.
The ideal is to accept that feeling good, feeling better is the real essence of our desire, and (don’t panic) find a way to feel good/better right now and let that be enough, even though your physical conditions aren’t how you want them to be.