Everything Happens For A Reason…Except When I Don’t Like What Happens

by Aranyakananda

Just wondering why it is that even if we claim we believe that “Everything happens for a reason” when it comes down to it, if a “positive” outcome results from “negative” events, we whole-heartedly expound this concept, but when “negative” outcome results, we lament the whole system of cause and effect.

Is this maya? What makes us forget that there is an invisible hand spinning this entire material construct into motion? We forget that it is the same hand at all times, no matter what the outcome. Do our human minds only allow us to catch a glimpse of this eternal truth occasionally? What causes us to lose this vision? For that matter, how to we glimpse it to begin with?

Just some random thoughts. More rhetorical questions.

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One Response to Everything Happens For A Reason…Except When I Don’t Like What Happens

  1. Dhrishti says:

    I’ve pondered this as well. Here in the midwest, folks are fond of the responsive, “God is good.” Someone will usually start, “God is good…” and the responders say,”…all the time.” Then the first person adds, “And all the time…”, which of course begs the response, “…God is good.”

    The whole bit makes me gag because this is ONLY heard in cases of victory. Actually, that’s not true. The Phelps family who runs the Westboro Baptist Church is actually quite fond of giving glory to God for sad or terrible things. But they’re weird, so, whatever.

    Still, I think we’re apt to attribute any good act to the Ultimate Good that we recognize, and do whatever with the bad we see… of course, by “whatever” I imply that we step into denial that there’s essentially never actually any good or bad, just our perceptions and ego. 🙂

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