Does everything happen for a reason?
Maybe you believe this.
Maybe you do not.
There's no wrong answer, of course.
Because you're always right, no matter what you believe.
(You attract the information/evidence/experiences that are in line with your beliefs. And so you are always right in that your reality will always match your belief.)
I used to believe that everything happened for a reason because it felt better to me than believing that our universe is just a random place without order.
Looking back, my belief was was more of a catch-all explanation for the manifestations that I didn't much care for.
It went sort of like this…
Why did that happen?
Why does this keep happening to me?
… I don't really know, but I believe it's for the best… perhaps I am to learn a lesson… or this is the path to a greater good… or something…
And then one day, this belief no longer felt so good to me.
That was the day I started taking Radical Responsibility for my life.
(This means I choose to see my life and everything in it as my creation. Even the stuff I don't like.)
Now I still believe that everything happens for a reason.
But it's no longer feels like a half-thought out, New-Agey retort offered meekly in the face of the unwanted outcomes.
Today I believe that everything happens for a reason, yes…
Because I created it.
I like owning my creations, because the power is in owning them.
And when I create something I don't like (which happens all the time)…
I have the power to change it (instead of resisting it).
And I really like that.