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Does everything happen for a reason?

September 24, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

A friend of mine challenged me to put a thought to this…
“Often in life I come across instances where I question logic and rationale… after all, why wud one kid get all the food on his table and the other will sleep without food for days? If everything has a reason according to science, then what is the reason behind some state of living or state of mind?”

Everything…Can it be really true that everything happens for a reason? As amazing as it may sound to you, it sure is. There is significance in every event of our lives, from the most joyful and empowering to the inexplicable or seemingly unjust. The challenge is in decoding all those confusing moments in our lives and discovering the meaning in what has happened to us, seeing all these experiences as lessons to learn from. It has taken myself a pretty long time but I have come to see that even in the “worst” times (yes, I’ve had my share), there are hidden blessings, promising opportunities or life-enriching lessons. And am sure, we cudnt have gotten all these any other way.

Of course, sometimes it’s easy for us to believe that everything happens for a reason. We see it in little ways, like when our movies plans just fall thru at the last minute and we end up realizing that everything dat we really wanted was all there @ home itself. And sometimes we see it in not-so-little ways. A frend of mine was slogging out so much that when he was at the career-making phase of his life… and lo’ he was down with a back ache for almost a month. Seemed like this was life giving it back to him saying “if u dnt give time for urself, I will.”

We very much want to believe that the things that happen to us have some bigger picture in mind. It’s the way we feel life should be. Yet, some days we visualize our life becoming more like a soap opera. However, what is required is to have a sense that there is a reason and some merit in all that is happening.

When you discover the true meaning of the events in your life, everything changes. You feel that strength and conviction because your sense that everything has meaning gives you greater confidence. You feel wiser because you see how everything connects. You’re more in touch with who you are because you know that you’re living the life you were meant to live. And in the end, you are one happier lot ‘coz u are able to put ur bad moments behind u and have a fair sense of a future filled wth all the goodies galore.

And trust me, u need to be @ this position first… to get that right feeling. For example, u r walking out in the sun and suddenly a drop of fluid falls on ur head…. ur mind suddenly stops in its tracks and u will not think of nething else until u found out wat really happened… or wat really caused that drop to fall. Is it some water dripping from the balcony above or the air conditioner above? Or is it the unexpected summer rain? Or is it a flying bird potting on ur head? U just cannot move forward safely until u find out the reason for this. It’s painful to live not knowing why you got so sick that time or why you lost the love of your life – much more painful than people suspect.

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  1. Nisha
    September 26, 2007 at 7:12 am

    I feel tht although everythn happens for a reason…the reason might not alwys be good….u cn be optimistic n look at the brighter side…bt smwhr deep within u still feel tht watever happened did not happen for good….or infact smtimes question, wht good did god c/want in makin smthn happen…

  2. September 26, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    @ Nisha

    I do relate to the mortal feeling that sometimes we get of a particular thing not having a good reason behind it… but somehow, one’s faith instill that sense of confidence that God can only do “good” to His people! All a matter of perspective 🙂

  3. Sandeep Kumar
    September 26, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Mo, I also always go with this feeling that god looks at our larger good only. Your thoughts on this issue are absolutely so complete from both the philosophical as well as the analytical angle. U rock big tym dude.

  4. September 27, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    You’re more in touch with who you are because you know that you’re living the life you were meant to live.

    I think that you can know that you are living the life you were meant to live without believing that everything happens for a reason.

  5. September 27, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    @ halfawake

    “Everything happens for a reason” is more of a cardinal rule… just like how one lives his/her life irrespective of whether he/she acknowledges the presence/absence of God!

  6. Fariya
    September 28, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    I truly think everything in life happens for a reason. There is always a hidden significance behind each of the events dat happen in our life. One of my all-time favorite quote has been… “In every circumstance life does what is best for life, the more you understand this, the better your own life becomes.”

  7. September 28, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Saying that everything happens for a reason is ‘just a cardinal rule’ (i.e., whether you acknowledge it or not) is sort of contradictory to the idea that ‘your life will become better if you understand the meaning behind what happens’. In other words, if you truly believe that your life will become better if you understand the meaning of all events, how can you help but to acknowledge that all things happen for some reason? (I’m mixing and matching impressions I have gotten from this post and comments).

    I guess I’m just at a point in my life where I want to stop analyzing everything for meaning. Sometimes it’s easier to see coincidence rather than fate or interconnection.

  8. September 28, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    @ halfawake

    You may find me esoteric on this account but wat I essentially mean is that… knowing that everything happens for a reason ensure a gud control over ur life… which translates into a better life.

  9. vidhya
    October 24, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Yea i believe in this very much because i was let down many times in my career but now i feel that those let downs were for good otherwise i wud not have been able to reach here where i am..though i am going through a tough but a happy phase of my life

  10. October 25, 2007 at 11:41 am

    @ vidhya

    I’m positive you are amongst the fortunate few to have realized this… even before reaching the prime of your life. Often, people get this realization only @ the fag end of their life when it is too late to mend things.

    Also, another thing that I’m pondering on these days is the concept of a joy for a sorrow – there is this belief that for every moment of sadness, there is that moment of happiness ensured for you. You may see something coming up on the blog pretty soon 🙂

    Nevertheless, dnt go thru life but grow thru life!!

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