Purpose//

Why we cross each other’s path

Cultivating the practice of gratitude

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There must be a reason why

“I often ponder, there must be a reason Why…

…I am here, now, in this moment 

…I chose or not, this place to be here at this point in time 

…This place and people chose me to be here, at this time

…My folks, friends, acquaintances, turned out to be the way they did

…I met certain people who touched me somewhere deep,

I am sure, there must be a reason Why.

What I am not sure about is,

who is here to stay and who is to go,

Whatever happens, there must be a reason Why.

What I figure as ‘chance’ is probably the cosmic plan, and so I guess,

there must be a reason Why.” – From my journal.

As someone said, “We don’t meet people by accident, they are meant to cross our paths for a reason, either they change our life or we change theirs”. 

I believe, everything and everybody that we come across in our lives, enhances our evolution process, thus fulfilling its purpose to be there. Many a times, we don’t realize the reason for their existence or occurrence.  What sometimes appear to be terrible, may be the divine route leading to something meaningful. Its only when we start trusting the timing and natural unfolding of occurrence of events, appearance/existence of people, situations, and not just that, disappearance/loss of those too, making us feel good or worse, the suffering too naturally evades. In time, some of it makes sense and sometimes not.

“You’ll understand why, when you look back, the answers are rarely given in the middle of the lesson”, Leon Brown.

Ever since I started practicing mindfulness, this makes deeper sense to me. I believe in the synchronicity and timing of events and that everything happens for a reason. There really are no accidents or chance encounters. Every relation (parents, siblings, relatives, friends, colleagues, lovers, spouses, children, and so on) or situations we come across in our lives, is meant to happen or take place at the time and in the way it does, for our sake or for the sake of those around us. Each relation/experience is a chance for us to take some learning or a reason to question our beliefs or a moment of gratitude or a chance to work on our own emotions and a subtle cue to contemplate about how and why it effects us the way it does. This is how we grow, this is how we evolve. 

On the physical-emotional level, cultivating gratefulness and acceptance for the divine plan, learning and moving on along with it in faith, without resentment or doubt, trusting the process, helps us to live peacefully; whereas on the spiritual level, it is the evolution of our soul.

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