The difference between for you and to you is very important. It’s the key to understanding whether you view your life from the perspective of a victim or a victor. The right perspective can help you survive and thrive.
Does Life Happen For You?
If you believe the universe is a positive place, chances are you have either a survivor or a victor. That means, no matter what happens, you find the lesson. You learn from things and use your experience to make things better. If you succeed, you learn how you got there and how to handle the victory. If you failed, then you learn the lesson and how not to do it again.
You also experience several synchronistic events and omens. The Universe has your back. What do you think? Does life happen for you?
Is Life Happening to You?
If you believe this is how life is and you are existing to get knocked around, then chances are you have a victim mentality. It’s more than just a pessimistic, you try to prove life is out to get you.
There are many good reasons to transition from victim to survivor. But reasons are not enough. You need to know how to change your thinking. Otherwise, you will stay stuck with the mantra, life is always happening to me, and it’s terrible.
Link to the law of Attraction
Abundance is the quality of your state of mind towards your life. Think about that for a moment and you’ll begin to understand that living a fulfilling, abundant life is about your attitude. It’s your about life itself, not the things or situations.
Remember that your words shape reality. This includes your self-talk. Your experience is life is happening to you as a curse. Actually, many of the things you receive in life are because you give it expressed permission and invitation. Not everything comes by invitation, but many things do.
See How Life Can Happen for You
So, the bottom line here, you need to change your philosophy of life. If life is not happening for you, you need to change your goal. Your goal should be to see life happen FOR you. To make life work in our favor, we must first acknowledge the results.
Gratitude is the next key. Find things to be grateful for. Even during turmoil, but grateful for the lessons. When you can reach this point, then all the affirmations, mantras, and sutras will begin to manifest in your life. So, how do you accomplish this leap from life happening to you, to life happening for you?
You must learn to see the bright side of every situation. Expect good things. See the Universe as operating on your behalf, especially when things aren’t going your way. The Universe and your mind respond to persistence. Keep asking yourself the question, does life happen for you?
This doesn’t mean being fake. Nor does it mean ignoring losses and sadness. It means learning to shift your perspective to see them as learning opportunities. This helps to shift your perspective from victim to victor. Here are three tips to change your perspective.
1) ask yourself what you are supposed to be learning. Do this especially when in uncomfortable or negative situations. Be grateful for the experiences of life.
2) if you are using affirmations start them all with the mantra “everything is happening for me!”
3) practice as many spiritual technologies as possible. These processes will support your change in perspective.
Think of living as a great spiritual experiment. There are some interesting rules. If you don’t know what they are, then follow this link. Does life happen for you? ― Or is life happening to you? Both can be equally true. One has better benefits, and you get to choose.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia