Sometimes we are travelling through life completely minding our own business when an event occurs.
That can be anything; a driver cuts us off on the highway. A tree falls on us. Our wallet is stolen, for example.
It’s easy to view these events as totally external and we were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
But what if we practiced radical self-responsibility?
What if the only reason that thing occurred was because we were present to experience it?
What if then that experience was always MEANT to happen to us no matter what actions were taken, or decisions were made leading up to it?
If we assume that is true, how does that affect our relationship with negative events.
How does it affect our capacity to forgive?