Me, my husband and our friend Thomas had an interesting discussion at the beginning of the week about the universe and it’s role in our lives. You often hear people (myself included) talking about how the universe will provide, or the universe will bring you what you want. This topic has come up over and over again in the past year for me and the people closest to me, so I wanted to go into it a little further.
When I was laid off at the end of last year I was pretty angry at first (you can read more about that here), but it was a blessing in disguise. I now truly believe the universe had bigger plans for me. There were things I needed to do and learn to make my life happier, more fulfilling. Here’s where the discussion with Geoff and Thomas came in. Saying the universe will provide does not necessarily mean that it’s going to give you what you want, when you want it. That would just be silly. How would anyone learn and grow? How would we evolve as human beings without a little drive and determination?
People who think the universe hates them (I used to be one of them) may need to stop looking at the present moment when something crappy happens and look at the bigger picture. What are you meant to learn from the experience? Will dealing with whatever it is with a positive outlook allow you to be a better person? Most likely, yes. Overcoming hardships and mistakes are what make us strong and give us a greater outlook on life.
Negativity begets negativity. I know people who are a magnet for bad luck and those people are incredibly negative. The more crap that happens to them, the more negative they get. I get it, I really do. I struggle with being positive as well, but when the universe throws something at you it does it for a reason and if the only thing you take away from it is “my life sucks, why does this always happen to me?!” Well, there’s your answer right there. It’s not about why, but what. “What is this meant to teach me?”
Everything happens for a reason. The universe will provide you exactly what you need. Maybe it’s presenting something you may not understand or agree with at first, but I promise you it’s exactly what you need at that point in your life. I am realizing this more and more on a daily basis.
Introspection is key. Really looking into yourself and knowing your strengths, weaknesses, faults and assets will enable you to understand exactly what the universe is saying. This, my friends, will help you live a more peaceful, positive life.