"You never seemed to be waiting for me… but we kept meeting at every turn in the path, behind every shrub, at the foot of every statue, at the edge of every fountain. It was as if in that entire garden there were only you and me."
We can clutch at the things we’d like to believe, fighting each other for finding different theories more credible, or we can decide it’s more important to be peaceful than right. We can desperately seek explanations for everything, using our energy to understand the bigger cause, or we can be the causes that create the effects we’d like to see in the world.
Does everything happen for a reason? Of course it does - lots of reasons. But the reasons don’t matter anywhere near as much as what we do with what happens.
— Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions by Lori Deschene