Things Work Out

Do you remember how we met each other?

“Yeah, I do. It was at a conference. We sat beside each other and got to talking.”

And why did you choose that specific seat?

“I don’t know. I just did, I guess.”

Do you think things happen for a reason?

“I’m not sure. I think that there are so many things to consider, so many things that don’t make sense. What is your view on it?”

I think things really do happen for a reason. I like to think of life as a story. We are characters in the story and things are written for us. We need to make good choices but everything that happens to us furthers our story. Some things might seem irrelevant but they aren’t.

There are so many little things that shaped where I am right now and how I got here. I also learned that worrying doesn’t do any good. So I don’t worry. I go with the flow for the most part and have faith that it will take me where I need to go. Maybe it’s like the law of attraction, I don’t know. All I know is that things just seem to work out.

We are characters that come to life and can affect the course of the story. Nothing is written in stone. We make decisions, and try to make the best ones. In this sense, we write our own story and have complete control.

I had no idea you’d pop into my story at all. But here you are. And we spend a lot of time together. And you are now one of my closest friends. Was this meant to be then?

All I know is that I try to make the best story that I can. I think this theory of mine goes well beyond the metaphor. How’s that for an answer?

“Pretty good, I guess. Thanks.”

See you next week.

“Sure thing!”

5 responses to “Things Work Out”

  1. Hi Chase.

    I believe things happen for a reason.

    That’s what keeps me going when things get challenging. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that there could possibly be any reason for the things that happen.

  2. Well done for giving up worrying, Chase! My father is a serial worrier and it’s kind of rubbed off on me. But I’m working on it…

    Eckhart Tolle points out that worrying ‘pretends to be important’. You can easily get the idea that you have a *duty* to worry, whereas in actual fact, as you have discovered, it serves no purpose at all.

    My own feeling is that you *are* (unconsciously) using the law of attraction. Going with the flow as you do, you will indeed find that things will work out, because you are not sending out negative vibes (such as worries) to impede the natural flow of things.

    And of course, the more things work out, the more you will believe that things will work out. Which means, in turn, that more things will work out! Sounds to me like you’re on a roll. Keep it up!

  3. Hi Chase,

    I agree with your statement of “…everything that happens to us furthers our story. Some things might seem irrelevant but they aren’t.”

    To me, it’s amazing when I look back and can see how each little event worked together to bring me to where we I am today. Ah…someone has a hand in it.

  4. Hi Davina. Sometimes it is hard to see why certain things happen, that’s for sure. And it certainly has been the case in my life but I think where I am right now is exactly where I am supposed to be.

    Hi Simon, good to hear from you again. I’ve only read one of Tolle’s books but it was really good and I like what he had to say in it.

    Hi Barbara, it sounds like you and I are on the same page here. Doesn’t it feel like where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be? It does for me.

  5. Hi Chase,

    Yes it does.

    And when I’m asked if I had to live my life over again if I would change anything. I always say “no” as mistakes and all, all of my experiences made me who I am today.