Do you believe that stuff happens for a reason? I don’t. There is good, there is bad, and there is in-between. Can we justify bad stuff happening? (question on Quora)

New Q & A icon“Do you believe that stuff happens for a reason ?” is an important question, and to get to an understanding one has to look behind/beneath externals.

All meaningful and dynamic

I believe we live in dynamic and “meaningful” circumstances. [ Believe that stuff happens for a reason ]

Describing things as good or bad is a judgement call we make on what is happening to ourselves or to others – particularly when we don’t feel in control of our lives.

We come into the world at a point in time and place and from there the journey starts. We start giving form to what and who we are to become, or what, in other words, we need to learn.

We are at the centre of our own drama and we need then to awake to the following ancient advice:

All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him…

The Dhammapada


What we are otherwise talking about here is “karma,” or in modern parlance the Law of Attraction.

Karma is neither good nor bad. It is like electricity or fire or gravity; it depends on how we use it. We are inclined to attract people, events and outcomes according to our nature, our thought patterns, our actions and our timing.[ Believe that stuff happens for a reason ]

There is also the karma created by our family, our relationships, our town, our country, our culture. So it is not always so easy to have clarity and control over what we create and what happens to us. As an example, imagine living in one of the fear-ridden regimes operating around the world at this time. Millions of us live in fear. [ Believe that stuff happens for a reason ]

What we can do as an individual

As individuals it is vitally important to be conscious of how our thoughts, particularly at a subconscious level, can attract what we do or don’t want in our lives. It is important to keep our thoughts and resonance (with our world) up there, positive, to attract good and wholesome outcomes. But we also need to time our endeavours. [ Believe that stuff happens for a reason ]

Have a read of my Steps to Health, Wealth & Inner Peace. I say a lot more there regarding using hypnosis and creative thought to help change outcomes. Its free and available from major online stores or here.

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are entirely the opinion of the author, Francis O’Neill. No guarantee is given that the information provided is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date.

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