In recent days, I have been with people in the middle of horrific losses. Inevitably, someone steps up and in an attempt to comfort, says, “Everything happens for a reason.”
That comment is rarely comforting in the painful moments.
But deeper than that, is it even true?
Many people default to this as a reaction to something that happens and is outside of our capacity to understand.
Sometimes, we want to think that there is something behind it — not just some random event. But what does that phrase mean? Does it mean that some force is trying to teach some lesson?
For many people, the answer is yes.
But does that make it so?
Does everything happen for a reason? Given all that is going on these days, this question seems particularly important.
Let’s chat. . .
Moving Through Grief
Living The Big Stuff with Kristine Carlson
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