Why Have I Created This In My life?


IT’S SO EASY WHEN THINGS ARE GOING RIGHT for us to be filled with feelings of abundance and well being. But what happens when things go wrong? Instantly we are overwhelmed with feelings ranging from mild irritation to utter despair. The problem is in our thinking.

Our misery or happiness relies not on what is actually happening in our life, but on our interpretation of what is happening, clouded by a personal storm of emotions, hopes and desires. We allow what happens outside of us to dictate how we feel inside of us.

Whatever you experience, especially when it’s an adversity like pain, sadness, loss, or distress, before you go and get yourself all wrapped up in identifying with it, stop and ask yourself one question, “Why have I created this situation in my life?”

Do not try to answer it, because the wrong you will be doing the asking. Your everyday mind can never provide you with a satisfactory answer. You are too close to yourself to be able to look at it objectively. The surprising thing is that the asking is all you really need to do.

Every time you stop and query a painful experience in your life, your attention is dragged away from that past event and becomes focused on the present moment where the suffering is now occurring. You separate yourself slightly from your pain.

This allows the other you, the quiet observer that is deep within you to step back a little and look at the problem from a more intelligent, discerning angle.

Most of us live by our ego dominated self, tending always to blame others for our problems. Even if we do blame ourselves, who is this self that we are blaming? It’s our false sense of identity, our invented ego self that is other than and outside of who we really are.

By stopping and asking ourselves, ‘Why did I create this mess?’ to every negative event that happens in our life, we take responsibility for it which inhibits our ego self from running amok and taking control of our emotions, causing us untold and unnecessary distress…

Dan’s Quote: “There is no world out there, only our interpretation of the world.
______________The world is within us. What we think and believe, we create”


About Dan Brand

Blog writer and author of Mind WorX-An Inside Story, a philosophical look into life's mysteries.

Posted on September 4, 2014, in RefleXions and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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