I’ve always believed in the saying “things happen for a reason”, but I don’t think I’ve ever really listened or seen just what was happening. Or why. Those who know me well have heard me talk about Gabby Bernstein’s book, The Universe Has Your Back, which was one of the most life changing books I’ve read in the last year. Why? Because it showed me WHY things happen . . . the universe has a plan for us all, we just need to open our eyes and ears to what is in front of us. And we need to shift our perception in how we “take in” those signs. Things don’t happen TO you . . . things just happen. Good, bad, and ugly. Things happen in the world, we cannot control it all and how you choose to react will impact your whole sense of self. Wouldn’t your mind and body feel less full if you just trusted in the universe?
I’ve had quite a year . . . many of you reading this who know me know the year I’ve had. I’ve had more than my share of bad . . . and to combat that I’ve chosen to see the good those bad experiences have brought to me. I’ve gotten stronger, I’ve grown, I’ve launched a new career, I’ve reconnected with family, I’ve found my new “old” self – that is just the tip of the iceberg. And had those bad things not happen I would not be where I am today . . . And the view is AH-MAZING! The universe put me on this path for a reason – to get me to where I am today. And I am grateful beyond words to be where I am today. I am happier than ever, more present than ever and living my best life today. I had two choices – be miserable with what was happening or choose to see the lessons, learnings and positive in what was happening. I choose the later – what do you choose?
So the next time you choose to think things happen TO YOU, perhaps shift your perception to say – what will this thing happening to me shift where I am going. What is my new path? It is exciting, scary and annoying. Believe me, I get it! But at the end of the day just remember that no matter what the universe has YOUR back!
Share with me how you shifted your perception in the comments!