originally posted by: sociolpath
everything happens for some reason
I have a friend who says to me sometimes "I believe everything happens for a reason."
Any and ALL 'reason', all 'meaning', all 'value', exist in the eye (imagination/thought/ego) of the beholder!
There is no substance that you can put on a table, take it apart, and find something called 'a reason'.
All such exists in 'you'!
So whoever imagines a 'reason' for something, that is 'a' reason for it.
One imagines a reason for a hammer is to drive nails, if you have nails to drive.
Another finds a 'reason' for the hammer in murdering someone.
Another, with no use for a hammer, finds no 'reason'.
"We do not see the world as it is, we see it as we are!"
"Everything happens for a reason" only if you imagine that it does.
Like if you suffer from a 'belief' infection!
There are those who imagine/believe that there is a 'creator' God with a 'reason' for 'zapping the Universe into existence'!
In the mirror of the Universe, we see our own 'reason/image' reflected back at us, but all 'reason', all 'logic', is imaginary alone!
A hammer is a hammer is a hammer.
I invented it for my reasons. Another uses it for his.
So it is true, that things 'have' reasons (in our imagination), but it is not true that 'things contain reasons'.
If as an innocent child I already suffered, how would I need to suffer again? As messed up as it sounds thats the only logical reason I can
understand why over half my life i was allowed to be controlled and made miserable by a group of people. To be able to endure through greater
suffering, I'll already have a head start on the people that have never developed a taste for pain and humiliation.
Aside from my logic of this, wWhat is the reason behind pain?
"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a
butterfly." --Richard Bach
“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.”
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
"I say that next to God there is no nobler thing than suffering. Right suffering is the mother of all virtues, for right suffering so subdues the
heart, it cannot rise to pride but perforce is lowly." - Meister Eckhart
"Harkee, all rational souls! The swiftest steed to bear you to your goal is suffering; none shall ever taste eternal bliss but those who stand with
Christ in depths of bitterness. Nothing is more gall-bitter than suffering, nothing so honey-sweet as to have suffered. The most sure foundation for
this perfection is humility, for he whose nature here creeps in deepest depths shall soar in spirit to highest height of Deity.' - Meister Eckhart
"The growth of the soul in man is as that of a pearl in an oyster, both being caused by irritation." - Plato
Pain and Blessing/Bliss are One Reality!
The only difference is a matter of Perspective!
"The immature run from Pain, the Wise find the Blessing within!" - n
"Only a Breaking Heart can Love!" - n
edit on 14-10-2015 by namelesss because: (no reason given)