Having the attitude that “everything is perfect exactly as it is” feels good.
For melancholics in particular it may be an expression of providence: the knowledge that all things are working towards the good.
If all things are working towards the good, and we know it, then it follows that everything is perfect exactly as it is.
Not perfect in the sense that it is complete, but perfect in the sense that we are where we are meant to be, everything is as it is meant to be.
This isn’t a question of judgement or assessment, it’s about attitude and feeling.
If you have the attitude of recognising everything is perfect as it is, then you will feel that everything is perfect as it is.
And by contrast, if you don’t feel good, you must be thinking or believing that not everything is perfect.
We see this reflected in the…