What’s your natural response if you were to accidentally drop and break a glass?
Or even “F**K!”
Yup, any of those would do it for me.
So what if instead of an exclamation of anger, we were to substitute it with something different? Something that would probably feel a bit odd, or out of place?
What if when something doesn’t go our way we instead proclaim
“Well THAT was meant to happen..”
I know, I get it. Why on earth would we positively acknowledge something that feels uncomfortable and wrong? Aren’t we encouraging more disaster?
I don’t think so…
I originally heard this statement on a podcast I was listening to a few weeks ago. It was a discussion about how to find the value in each and every event that we experience. You know, the glass half empty / glass half full conversation…
And I resonated immediately! Yup, if you know anything about me you’ll know that this is one of my favourite topics!
It ties in perfectly with my own beliefs about finding VALUE in everything we experience. Which is all good and well in theory but I’m always looking for practical ways to put concept that into practice.
And here was a perfect way to do just that.
So I’ve been playing with this statement for a couple of weeks now and I have to admit, it’s had quite a profound effect on me.
Just the idea that something uncomfortable was MEANT to happen introduced a sense of ACCEPTANCE to the event. Which almost totally removed any form of judgement that I would normally default to.
As a result, I’ve been able to LET GO of uncomfortable events/situations almost immediately instead of holding onto and carrying them with me for hours (if not days!).
And with my emotions bobbing back up fairly quickly, that of course means that I get to access and understand the value of the event a whole lot quicker.
It’s like a short-cut to a higher perspective (and who doesn’t appreciate a short-cut!).
So here’s my challenge to you: TRY IT!
Say it now (out loud)…
“Well THAT was meant to happen…”
You have nothing to lose (but MUCH to gain).