When I was in high school I got F for science. I was so frustrated because I knew that I was capable and had the knowledge to pass the exam even with an A, but still failed.
I was really, really mad. After a few days, after the frustration was gone, I sat down and started studying. I learned the whole book upside down, but I wasn’t finished. I borrowed another science book from a cousing of mine, and continued learning and solving the assignments.
Today, I’m software engineer, and I find the main reason for that exactly in that event, where I got an F.
The moral of the story is, everything in life happens for a reason. Sure, I couldn’t have known whats the purpose of getting F, even though I studied for the exam.
But, if I didn’t get F on that exam, God knows where would I be right now.
Instead, I live happy, organized life that I could only dream of.
So, don’t be scared of that little bump on the road you have to cross, there will be thousands of them.
Some of them you will pass without stopping, some will hit you right where it hurts, but you have to continue going and always walk away with a lesson.
Because, as the title says, everything happens for a reason.
There is a reason why you are going through such a hard path, and the reason could be just around the corner, but in order to find it you must continue going.
It doesn’t matter how fast or slow, just never give up.
Just remember that you can survive anything that you set your mind too, and while it may not feel like it at the time, you will survive your problem. You may not be sure the reason, or what is ahead for you, but it might be and can be great. Just take a step back and think about the message. Good things may lay ahead for you.
Why is it important to believe that everything happens for a reason?
No matter how hard we try to control our lives, there are thing that are out of our control, and we almost never can expect everything to go as planned.
And believing that everything happens for a reason can be both good or bad.
Good in the sense that believing in this philosophy can give us extra motivation to get over these setbacks and difficulties.
But, we can also ask ourselves questions like: why me? Did I do something wrong?
So, what is the reason that we go through so much pain, setbacks, tragedies?
Do they just happen without a reason? Is our life simply a lottery, where somebody wins everything while somebody losses everything?
Furthermore, if everything happens for a reason, then what is the point of our free will and our right to choose?
Without suffering we wouldn’t be able to grow as a persons
The thought that everything happens for a reason can be comforting to people especially when experiencing some kind of adversity.
It’s a phrase we all particularly and naturally gravitate to when life gets a little too hard.
But it is so much more than that.
It gives us the strength to move forward. How else can we explain it when things don’t go our way?
Therapist Michael Schreiner says:
“With this sort of psychological bulwark in place, life with all its chaotic randomness and uncertainty becomes less threatening, it seems more manageable.
“This secular version of religious predetermination not only instills courage to go out and face the world, it also makes the people who buy into it feel special, as if they were singled out for something important, as if the higher entity had a specific, detailed plan that included them.”
While it is important to admit our fault or take responsibility in the things that happen to us, we also need to believe that these difficulties are a part of a bigger puzzle.
Bigger puzzle, that during the difficulties we face we will learn how to solve.
And, at least in my eyes, that’s what life really is.
It’s going through pain, suffering and learning at the same time only to overcome the challenge at the time and move forward.
And that’s how we go up the ladder in life, how we learn things, gain wisdom and financial power, at least that’s the goal.
Everything happens for a reason as a karma rule
This karma rule, actually explains what karma is and what is represents.
So, if we put this together, everything in life happens either because we did something in past or to do something in the future.
But, if you’ve read my post about karma in general, which I suggest you to do, you will find out that we can change our karma, by changing our thoughts and actions.
So, how does this rule fit in?
Even if something happens to us, or we do something evil, but in the meantime we change our actions and the way we think, it doesn’t have to mean that something evil will happen to us.
Instead, we already acknowledged the reason that we did something evil, we fixed our attitude and actions, and we had set us free from the bad thing that should have happened to us.
So, the reason we did that wrong or evil deed, was to find out what is right and do it right.
If by doing the evil deed we found out what is right, but were unable to change our attitude and continued to do evil deeds, then the karma would strike us back, and the reason would be the evil things we did to others.
That said, karma has it’s rules, some more puzzling than others.
And, although sometimes it’s hard to see and understand how it works and what it does, one thing is certain: “Nobody can escape from karma“.
Even if you think that karma missed somebody, trust me, they either already felt, currently feel or will feel in the future what karma tastes like, and they will hate it.
The funny thing is, some people don’t even realize that what happens to them is because they did something awful to somebody else, and those people suffer the most.
Quotes on everything happens for a reason
Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you. – Jon Bon Jovi
Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you. – Mandy Hale
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason. – Albert Schweitzer
Do you believe that there are no coincidences in life? Everything happens for a reason. Every person we meet have a roll in our life, either it is big or small. Some will hurt, betray and make us cry. Some will teach us lesson, not to change us, but to make us to be a better person. – Cynthia Rusli
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it. – Oprah Winfrey
Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. – John Mayer
There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs. – Angel Flonis Harefa
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. – Walter Anderson
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan
So, what do yo think, does everything happen for a reason? Tell us in the comments bellow.