Download: Whats Your Story?
Everything in life usually happens for a reason. Right?
And if we don’t know what the reason is we make something up anyway. It’s one of the things that makes us human – the desire to look for meaning in all things.
We look for reason and meaning each day we are alive for many different things. Somehow, the chaos in the world will eventually make sense, right? Isn’t there a reason for everything?
We come up with any number of reasons for why something happens to us. Some of our reasons our thoughtful while others lack sense. Some reasons are silly, and others downright impossible.
Yet, regardless of how silly or bizarre these reasons sound to others, they make sense to us.
It’s how we cope.
If you had a nasty or abusive childhood, you could say the reason is so that you could overcome it and become strong enough to help others. If your home burns down, you could say it was God taking things from you to show you what it’s like to be without. If your spouse leaves you, you can say it’s because life knew you needed to be alone and find yourself or find someone better for you.
There are as many stories as there are people in the world.
It’s not the reason things happen that’s important. What is important is that we all share the same impulse to find meaning to our lives. Some may find meaning in religion. Others find meaning in silence. Some find meaning in politics. We all find meaning in something.
I am unsure why we have this urge, but I am sure that every human on the planet has it.
I don’t think it matters what story or moral you bring into your life. I think the only thing that matters is that you find a story or a reason compelling enough to make yourself believe it.
The only way you can believe in anything is if you believe in yourself first.
Otherwise, it’s all just a story – your story.
If you don’t believe in it, who will?