As I continue to trudge the road of happy destiny, I’ve reached the inescapable conclusion that yes, everything does happen for a reason. Those events in life that would raise us to new levels of happiness, as well as those that leave us darkened and depressed, are designed for us to experience. Most recently in my own life, I have learned that there are many things about myself and the world around me that I have as of yet to fully understand.
I know there are times in all of our lives when we see that special something or someone or some place that we think we just have to have in our lives. We will spend enormous amounts of our time and energy to secure that which we desire. In some instances, we are also willing to take money that we’ve earned to achieve that ultimate “prize.”
If we’re able to get what we desire, we may feel content for a while, but then who’s to say we’ll stay that way? We’ll see something else we just “have to have” and start the cycling of pursuing and grasping all over again. It would seem that no matter what we can obtain, it never seems to be quite enough
Some of my most valuable lessons have come from circumstances in which I’ve gone after something I’ve desired, only to find out it wasn’t really what I needed. From the outside looking in, it appear to be something desirable, but in reality it carried unseen liabilities that perhaps I just didn’t really want to consider.
Even though I may not always fully understand, I believe we are given human wants and desires and it’s up to us to determine which of those we pursue and how we go about pursuing them. I need to examine situations carefully and not always buy the first of something I see without first investigating its quality and price. If I’m thinking I really want to go somewhere, I need to not only check out the travel brochures, but do someone online research or talk to friends that have been to those locations. If I’m entering in to a relationship, I need to take the time to get to know the person well before making any large commitment of time and energy.
Life is certainly full of its up’s and down’s, but if I use each experience as a learning tool, it will be all the much simpler to live at peace.