I know you have asked the universe this question before. We all have!
The special question asking why we were chosen for something whether good or bad.
The question that comes from a place of self need, the compulsion to feel special, to feel wanted, to feel we hold a certain purpose.
It is question that I myself have asked many times…
My business failed…why me?
I had a tough childhood…why me?
I am thousands of dollars in debt…why me?
I am 25, and it seems like my life is moving backward instead of forward…why me?
This question has left my lips and the edges of my thoughts repeatedly, year after year, season after season, as if I expect to be given an assuring answer. A response that will pacify my mind from thinking the worst. However, I have realized that the true answer to this age old question is simple…
None of us are that special!
You being hungry does not make you more special than the hungry child in Africa. You not being able to buy warm clothes in winter does not make you more special than the homeless man on the corner.
You nor I were not chosen as a pain bearer or adversity taker to save the cause of humanity. We are just living our personal journeys. Journeys that will have many mountains and valleys, many waves and calm seas, but at the end of the day when you reach your destination, it was a just a journey. One filled with obstacles, yes, but not because you are more special or you were chosen. It’s simply because life has a million possibilities and you ended up in one of them.
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So stop asking…why me? Because, your problems are not more unique or special than anyone else’s. Look for the lessons in your adversity [or triumphs] and avoid the need to feel like you are more special than anyone else.
Have you asked this question before?
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