“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at this moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
What if everything really does happen for a reason?
How many of us have truly stopped to consider this prospect? I think it’s more of an offhand comment that gets tossed around when life throws a wrench in our plans. I’ve thought about it in hindsight after things didn’t go my way, but then all of a sudden a new opportunity presented itself that would have otherwise been unavailable. It’s an old adage: “When one door shuts, another opens.”
The notion of a master plan comes across as so many different things to each of us. Many are even able to split their beliefs on the matter between the good and bad that happen to us. Something amazing? That’s God’s work! Something terrible? The Devil’s at play! Or, perhaps, God must be punishing you. Sometimes we’re perfectly accepting of this idea until the curve ball is thrown and then we recant and claim “How could God let this happen / be so cruel / exist in this f*cked up world we live in?”
This feels particularly true in the death of loved ones that are taken from us at a young age, or in war, famine, poverty and the like. Must we consider the possibility that there are lessons within these horrific elements? Perhaps even the essence of humanity itself.
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” – Eckhart Tolle
Many people across this Earth believe in reincarnation, which leads to another interesting prospect. Did we just create a choose-your-own-adventure story? If we are to evolve as a species and transcend this negative, downward spiral that’s sucking us in, then we need to truly understand our lives here on Earth. Deep down, through our bones, straight to our souls. We need to comprehend more than this victim mentality that’s ever present and thriving. We need to take accountability for that which we can, and understand that our Ego is not actually running this show.
We are so young. We have so much to learn, and none of it is in service to ourselves as individuals, as Ego. The gifts that have come with this life are meant to be shared with each other, to uplift each other. The sorrows have come too, and are meant to be unpacked with the rest, instead of boxed up in the back closet collecting dust. That only allows them a chance to fester, to split, to grow into something that can no longer be ignored.
Each lesson we fail to learn will be revisited upon us. Yet, that’s the beauty. There is opportunity as each day breaks to learn and assimilate Life.
“What a caterpillar calls the end of the world we call a butterfly.” – Eckhart Tolle
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