I've always been a firm believer in the whole "everything happens for a reason" way of thinking. That what happens to us is meant to be and strategically planned out for us by God ahead of time.
Now, I'm starting to wonder...
How much of our lives is truly in our own hands? How much is actually within our control? Are we simply destined to walk the path which is laid out before us with little or no say in the matter?
Of course, there ARE things that happen to us that we have no control over.. Innocent children are abused for being children. A careless individual negligently causes a devastating accident. An illness or disease invades a body, no matter how diligently that person maintains a healthy lifestyle. War rages on...
And yet, I do believe, wholeheartedly, that it is how we face our circumstances which defines who we are.
Someone recently mentioned the book, "The Secret" to me. It wasn't the first time I had been made aware of it, but I did, for the first time, look into it. The idea behind "The Secret" greatly reflects what I am feeling now and how I so wish to continue living my life.
I'll share this piece of what I've read with you:
"The law of attraction (which is what the book itself is based on) means that everything that happens to you—good or bad—you attract to yourself. It is as if you're placing an order. If you were at a restaurant and you ordered something, you fully expect it to come served that way. That's how the universe is. You're putting out orders—consciously and unconsciously. So if you say, 'I'll never have a great relationship,' or 'I'll never find happiness,' you just placed an order."
Most of what has been on my plate lately has been overcooked, chewy and downright unhealthy...
It's time to move on.
"When you wake up in the morning, try to see the big picture in your life. Moments are what we have, and they should be treasured. Lessons don't always come easy, but they open our eyes and with any luck put what is important, into perspective. Chase the dream. Know there's hope. Believe in miracles. Even when "it" feels bad. Life is oh so good."
Thank you, Irene for sharing these words and for allowing me to share them!Tags: The Secret, Destiny, Taking Control, Rain