There is one power in the Universe manifesting as ten thousand things. We call this power Ultimate Reality. It is neither good nor bad in ultimate terms. Good and evil, as absolute self-existing separate entities, do not exist. Good and evil are values we assign to situations, developments, events in our lives that are still nothing more or less than the expressive aspect of the Universe in manifestation. That doesn't mean that there are not extremely bad, dangerous, and/or nasty situations. We all know good and well that there are. However, they are not evil. That is, not if we define evil as a somehow errant power opposed to and separate from Ultimate Reality.
Ultimate Reality is pure potential without any attributes or aspects. In actualization, it has an expressive aspect that creates and nourishes universes, or the Ten Thousand Things. Like all energy it has two poles, known as Yin and Yang, or Shiva and Kali, the creator and the destroyer. Inherent in the process of creation is destruction. This is always true. In our personal lives destruction may manifest as illness, death, perhaps pandemics and plagues. While these things are not desirable, they are not evil. It may be beyond our grasp in the moment, but they are ultimately necessary. The Taiji symbol indicates one unified reality with two extremely opposite qualities. Taiji is not really expressed as Yin and Yang, but Yin-Yang; one thing, with different qualities, always changing. What is Yin this morning will be Yang tonight. This too shall pass.
Our challenge in challenging times is to be patient and attentive and to try and learn from destruction. This is hard, easier said than done, but necessary all the same. In the end, the expressive aspect of Ultimate Reality, what we may know as Hunyuan or Primordial Energy, is a benevolent power that is nurturing our world. We won't ever be able to fully understand it, and the quicker we realize that and accept it the better off we are. We can, however, learn to recognize and cooperate with this power for our ultimate good. This is a specific goal of spiritual practice and something that is not only within reach, but closer than most of us realize. At the same time, it is something we are always working on, reevaluating, relearning. That's why it's called practice.
Relax. Fear not. All is well.