I’m sure we all have been through some bad experiences where you just couldn’t understand why it had to happen to you and what was the point of that, especially when you think you have been a relatively good person.
That’s just life, things happen which we cannot control, well we can control them but we usually only realise this afterwards when it’s too late.
Say for instance you leave your car window slightly open after parking it and when you come back after shopping you find your change (or whatever you had in your pouch on the door handle) gone.
The immediate thing to say is:
- People are so terrible and can’t be trusted, I can’t even leave my window open when it’s too hot.
- I should have closed my window.
The easiest lesson to learn here is to keep your window closed from now on, but let’s all be honest in most places that’s just common sense. What you need to think about is the deeper lessons, the emotional lessons. What are those? Things like patience and discipline.
Teachings are not always in the physical sense like just closing your window, but can extend into these emotional lessons. The experience may have had to happen for you to learn how to be patient and not get upset so quickly, or it could have transpired in order to teach you to be more disciplined, with closing your window yes, but also in other areas of life.
These aspects will eventually be translated into other parts of your life where you will need them one day and granted we may need to go through many experiences in order to learn such things, since as humans we can be pretty stubborn when it comes to principles like patience and discipline.
So be aware, step back sometimes, and look at the deeper lesson.