“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts – it gives you what you demand with your actions.”Steve Maraboli
I am a big believer in everything happens for a reason. Sometimes we have no idea what that reason is. A lot of times none of it makes sense. And then occasionally we are forced to face some uncomfortable facts that we just don’t want to accept.
Call it the universe and it’s grand plan. Call it God and His plan. Call it Karma. Call it whatever you like and whatever your comfortable with. No matter what you call it, it exists. Sometimes it creeps up on you and sometimes it hits you like a ton of bricks. Only one thing is certain. We have to face it.
And sometimes it is not pleasant.
Whether it is death, illness, broken heart, betrayal, or just plain ignorance. It is there to teach us something.
I recently passed a moment in my life where something completely unexpected happened. I knew it was there to present me with an opportunity. I just had no idea what that opportunity was. And what I thought it was, what I whole heartedly believed it was, what I even allowed myself to hope it was… it was not. I misread this moment. But before I got too far down this path, I made myself – no forced myself – to stop. Although disguised as a really nice path, it was not a healthy one. You see, it was one I had been down before. It took a great deal of energy for me to stop and pause. Take a breath. Take a moment to understand that this moment had happened for another reason. This moment was there to teach me to weigh all my options.
This moment was also there to teach me my value. How valuable I am and will always be. It taught me that I am deserving of all great things and those things are not necessarily easy. That my hard work is not yet over. Someday maybe this path will be easier. But it’s okay if it is not because this path is so very rewarding. These lessons so very valuable.
So don’t ignore the ‘universe and it’s plan’. But don’t expect it to give you the answers. It won’t. It will only give you clues. It is up to you to find the answers. Keep your eyes open. Keep your mind open. Keep your heart open.