Nothing happens by accident. Everything happens for a reason.
Wait…who said that? Was that me? It sure as hell doesn’t sound like something the old me would ever say. The borderline agnostic, the “I stop at being spiritual” guy who reluctantly opened his heart and mind to the possibility that there is a driving force in the universe just said the unthinkable.
I recently met someone I now know in my heart of hearts that I was supposed to meet. I was in need of awakening, of hope, of inspiration and of expansion of what I know now was my very small world.
This person challenges me in multiple ways. To think bigger, to look deeper, to question the unquestionable and embrace the once unthinkable. As I was called “Mr. Practical” and “Stubborn Yankee” and other gems I was challenged to delve into schools of thought like Mysticism, Numerology, Astrology and Eastern Religions and Philosophy. I pushed back on all of them and then when the person wasn’t looking I studied it and found myself believing.
I’m now a better person for what I’ve opened myself up to. I am open to things I once scoffed at. It’s difficult for me, pragmatism, logic and reason have been my Navigation tool my entire life. I can’t help but look at things and ask “How is this going to work?”. “What’s the end game?”, and “Shouldn’t we do this first?”. I don’t just plunge into the pool, I stick my toe in first to see if the water is cold.
I wish this was good enough for my muse, but I’m afraid it’s not.
It’s amazing how difficult baby steps are for this stuck-in-his-ways-grownass-adult. Maybe the reason you entered my life is for me to learn to take bigger steps with a carefree jaunt.
7 thoughts on “Nothing is an accident”
I don’t know if things happen by accident or design but I am so happy for you Billy; that you’ve found someone who can inspire you in this way is truly amazing :O) xx
I must say, I have always believed strongly that nothing we go through is an accident, but it was meant to happen. The same is so true, we do not meet people by accident, that person came into our life for a reason. We may never know the reasons behind what goes on in our life, but there is one!
I completely believe that too–I always think of the people who’ve entered my life randomly but who’ve made such a positive difference–can’t be just coincidence!
LikeLiked by 1 person
Not sure where the” on their backs” thing is about Kim. I never implied that I’m that kind of guy
LikeLiked by 1 person
I don’t agree. I’m happy you met someone who seems to serve a purpose in your life but you have to consider that you were probably looking for something. No one or thing can alter your perception or your life unless you’re looking. And if you are looking, you will find what you’re looking for. It doesn’t happen to you. It isn’t an accident.
There’s a beauty in swimming in cold water too. It grows on you.
Absolutely true, nothing happens which is not meant to happen. There are good consequences out of many tragic incidents.