Things don’t always go your way, that’s nothing new. How do you deal with your challenges? Do you think that you’re an unlucky person or do you think that everything happens for a reason?
It can be difficult to say yes to life when something that you perceive as negative happens to you and just don’t see a reason for it. But nobody has said that things will always go your way, so why does everyone want them to? I think the reason is that most people don’t even know what’s best for them, although they might have numerous ego-based ideas about it. If everything always went your way, how would you ever develop and grow? The challenges that you’re given are contributing to your development, and you’re never given more than you can master.
As I wrote in my previous post, your thoughts often make events seem much worse than they actually are.
Your ego is the source of your thoughts and it can be considered unnecessary or even evil, although I like to think of it as an insecure child inside the head, who is always worried and trying to protect you from everything and everyone. It might tell you not to trust others or critisize them in order to prove itself. It might still be mad about something that happened years ago or worried about what’s going to happen years from now.
It is a human condition to always look for something, to chase dreams and happiness, never being completely satisfied with where we are and what we have. It sure is a positive thing to always look for ways to improve, but does it seem rational to always live in the past or future? Most humans almost never live in the moment nor accept the life as it is.
I have learned a lot from my favorite spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle. Just like most people I used to live in the past or the future without even realizing it. Actually my life was happening while I was thinking about the past or the future, which only existed in my thoughts. It sounds sad, doesn’t it? Can you recognize your own thought pattern?