Stop Wondering the “Whys” in Life…

I’ve had a lot of time to reflect here the past several weeks and a part of what I’ve learned is that I’ve had an insatiable desire to know “why” things in life have turned out as they have. I want to get at the root cause of things and be able to rationalize why outcomes in life were as they were.

I think an inherent part of this desire is to be able to avoid calamity in the future. I want to be able to tell ahead of time what’s going to happen in life, based on past occurrences and bottom line, avoid pain at all cost. And all the while I’m examining what’s transpired in the past, I’m certainly not living in the present and am letting opportunities pass me by.

I’m learning that faith has to be a part of my journey, in knowing that things turned out as they did because it was supposed to be that way. God’s plan, the Universe’s plan, whatever you choose to call it, has lessons through all that occurs in our lives. And while it does good to try to glean from those lessons, it’s not so wise to stay stuck there.

So, if just for today, I’ll trust in the Universe, in the God of my understanding, that everything that’s happened in my life was meant to happen just as it did. Future events in my life will happen just as they are supposed to as well. I will trust the Universe to send me what I need, including the people, places, and things that will guide me to exactly where I’m supposed to be.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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