Q. What is the meaning of troublesome events in our lives, which leave us with more questions than answers and make no sense at all?

A. Haven’t you ever thought that your troublesome events can be beneficial events to someone else? Everything and every event itself is neutral in essence. It has no meaning unless you grant meaning to it.

The meaning you give to it varies depending on what you are and the context of your viewing. For example, when you return to a farm village where you spent your childhood, you feel that the barn which looked so large when you were young appears very small. The same barn looks smaller than before more because you are not what you used to be and because your perspective has changed, rather than because the size of the barn has changed with time. This means that all the troublesome events you think of as troublesome appear to be so not because they are troublesome by nature but because you see them as troublesome.

©Boo Ahm

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