Some people think things happen for a reason. Many people have religious or spiritual beliefs that encompass this concept. Not that life is pre-destined, but that there is a master creator with a plan that’s larger than you. You might be called to do something or not to do something for a reason that’s part of this higher being’s plan. I’m not religious, but I believe that things happen the way they do for a reason. It’s comforting to think that there is an order or logic to the way life unfolds, even if you can’t see it in the moment.
I was talking to a co-worker today, who mentioned that she believes life happens for a reason, but not a reason that’s ahead of you. You are a domino being pushed by the dominos behind you. Your past life experiences are shaping you and pushing you today and that is the only logic and order in the world.
I told her about some of the thoughts running through my mind now, for example, I think I want to have kids, but it’s also something that isn’t completely within my control. Maybe I haven’t met someone and had children because I’m supposed to do something else right now or in the future. She said that instead, my past decisions and actions have put me where I am and now I have to make decisions based on what information I have. I can’t make decisions based on what could be, but only what is concrete right now.
It’s an interesting thought and maybe it doesn’t have to be one way or the other. Maybe it’s a combination of past and future, all culminating in what I’m experiencing right now. That’s all for now. Happy Monday 🙂