Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ip'id: Everything Happens for a Reason?

You've heard this statement: Everything happens for a reason.

What is reason?  Generally, the justifying support for action towards desire, supporting belief. Interestingly, reason takes on positive and negative forms and shapes.  Like the school bully gets sick on the banana he stole from a boy earlier.  The boys sees the positive, the bully the negative.    

Suppose you meet a stranger while shopping, and you find they're in a position to help you with your cherished desires.  You're a Fiction Writer and they a Publisher.  What a coincidence! What luck!  Or is it?  Were there not beliefs, dreams and desire before meeting this person?  And now that circumstance and coincidence align, we say, "Everything happens for a reason."  On the other hand, lets say you never meet them and simply made an appointment with them and that's it.  Note, we generally don't hear that someone gets a job!

It seems the circumstance and coincidence align which inspires the divine, holy or spiritual fantasy behind the "chance" meeting, which is rooted in our beliefs.  We want a sense of being guided by a 'higher' power since our powers are weak.  

Observe - are not all reasons social, and created through belief, value, faith, fear, desire etc.?  We share them--mine are yours.  Are not all our reasons a sign of a mind struggling for a shared/rooted reality? A reason is a simple form of justifying and fulfilling desire which are motivated by belief, faith or culture.  Did I write this for a reason?