Does Life Happen in Cycles How to Make Life Happen

Does Life Happen in Cycles — How to Make Life Happen

What do you value in life?  Does life happen in cycles that you may or may not be able to control?  The answer is in your mindset.  Learn how to make life happen for” youWant to find out how to do it?  All you need to do is ask the right questions in the right way.  The answer will change the trajectory of your life.

If you answer four basic questions honestly, it will tell you about your current mindset and what you need to do if you want to change it and make life better.

Philosopher and Yogic Meaning to Life

Imagine talking with a wise philosopher, a great teacher, or a Yogi.  Guess what, that sage lives inside you.  Deep in your subconscious, your intuition resides and longs to provide valuable information.  All it takes is asking the right questions in the right way.

You are probably saying, no, it can’t be that easy, but it is.  You already know the questions.  But, let’s review each one carefully and then show you the best way to get accurate answers.

What do you value in life?

What you value can be determined by answering two questions:

    • How do you spend your time?
    • What is your mindset (beliefs, values, perceptions) about reality?

1) The question regarding time: on one side of the spectrum are those who get to do something for work they enjoy.  On the other side are those who work in jobs that provide a means to live.  It doesn’t mean what they do is enjoyable.  Some work long hours to make enough to survive.

Here’s where we bring back the Yogic meaning to life.  You must “find” value in the things you do.  Some parts will be more valuable and enjoyable than others.  Frontiers in Psychology (1) studied the relationship between values and life situations.

2) Determine your mindset about reality: what you The research shows how abstract beliefs manifest as value and belief systems.  Values drive actions and attitudes about something.  Their study explored the previous work of Kurt Lewin (2).  He proposed a therm and formula to explain how behavior results from the intersection of values (beliefs) and a person’s subjective interpretation of the environment.

The formula he arrived at was B = f (P, E).  Behavior= function of (Person’s beliefs) and the interpretation of their environment.  The point is we can change our perceptions and beliefs.  The problem is propaganda and groupthink manipulation program people to act like a trout chasing a lure.

The bottom line is that what you value in life may be programmed.  Look at who controls the cultural narrative.  If religious overtones dominate it, you can see the behavior of people responding to protect it.  That is what the Lewin formula explains.

So, what do you value in life?  What is your mindset about reality?  An easy way to tell if you have been brainwashed and programmed by the group hypnosis of organized religion is to see where you fall in the following scenario.

Suppose a person has delusions of speaking to an imaginary friend.  In that case, we send them for psychological counseling, but if a small group of people talks to the same imaginary friend, we call it a cult.  When the cult grows to several hundred, they become a religious cult.  When the religious cult can install its values into the cultural system, which affects people outside the religious cult, it becomes “an accepted organized religion.”

If you have an imaginary friend, you’ll likely have a lot of other fabrications you think are true.  So, if you are involved in organized religion, you will be blind to the ebb and flow patterns of life that others see.  Conspiracies will easily sway you.  You will act in opposition to scientifically proven facts.  Ergo the example of people taking horse dewormer medication or drinking their urine as a method to fight the COVID infection.

Does life happen in cycles, patterns, or chance?

You probably already know the answer to this question about life; it’s spelled out in the movie “Forest Gump.”  It’s a bit of all these elements.   It’s fate and chaos, patterns and chance, all working together.  The “yogic meaning to life” makes the most out of what happens.

Here’s another key to understanding how you answered the question, “what do you value in life?” Do you live anticipating curses or blessings?

You believe that things will work out when you have a positive attitude.  You have the perspective to see and attract the good while fostering strength to learn the lessons when things don’t go your way.  At the same time, you see things as they are.

It may not seem like the meaning of life is connected with whether we think life is working for you or against you.  The research shows that there’s a direct correlation between values and perception.  If we believe the source of the experience was positive in its “intent,” then we place more importance, weight, and value on the experience.

For example, if a child makes something for you as a gift, you place a high intrinsic value on the item regardless of its actual content.  It has a high “emotional value” because the giver’s intent was “in the making” of the object.  This relationship explains why rich people take things for granted.  They place little value on the basics of life because they obtain them with little regard for their value.

The same applies to the meaning of our life experiences.  If you believe the intention behind something is positive, then regardless of the experience, you will view it as meaningful.

If you believe our 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 remember how you got there and handled the victory.  If you fail, you learn the lesson and how not to do it again.

You will also become more aware of synchronistic events and omens.  It will feel like the Universe has your back.  What do you think?  Does life have meaning for you?

Does Life Just Happen To You?

If you believe this is how everything is and you exist to get knocked around, then chances are you have a victim mentality.  It’s more than just a pessimistic attitude, and you try to prove life is out to get you.  You remember and magnify the negative while forgetting or repressing the positive.

“As a spirit having a human experience, you can choose to not merely exist but to be fully conscious and aware of living in a limited world. When you take a conscious part in life and its multitudes of choices, you won’t let life happen to you — you will make life happen for you.” — James Van Praagh

There are many good reasons to transition from victim to survivor.  But these 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

One of the overlooked keys to the law of attraction is your attitude toward living.  You can say a million affirmations, but they won’t work.  If you perceive yourself as a victim of life and not a victor in life, affirmations will be ineffective.  You cannot use affirmations to cover up negative programming.  It will only reinforce the mindset of a victim.   Does life happen in cycles that you can’t control?  If so, this is the mindset of the victim.

Yes, even if you attract great things and situations, you can miss them because you see yourself as a victim of circumstances, negating much of your positive thought and mantra.  It’s as if you are trying to “overcome” the fabric of life by seeking things.  Study the operation of the laws of attraction.  An abundant life isn’t about monetary wealth.  It’s about always being grateful for your current state.

Abundance is the attitude you have towards your life.  Think about that for a moment, and you’ll understand that living a fulfilling, abundant life is about your attitude, not about what you have.  It’s about being alive itself, not the things or situations.

Remember that your words shape reality which includes your self-talk.  Your experience is life is happening to you as a curse.  Many of the things you receive are because you expressed permission and invitation.  Not everything comes by invitation, but many things do.  Some of it is karma, and some of it is chaos.  In some cases, you can tell why something happens, but it’s just a mystery most of the time.

How To Make Life Happen For You

Life happening to you?

So, the bottom line here, you need to change your philosophy towards being alive.  If life is not happening for you, you need to change your goal.  If the answer to the question, does life have meaning for me is no, then it’s time for a change.  It’s time to make a shift in your perception.  But, we must first acknowledge our current state.

Gratitude is another powerful key.  Find things to be grateful for, especially during times of turmoil.  If nothing else but thankful for the lessons.  Then all the affirmations, mantras, and sutras will manifest what we need.  So, how do you make the change?

You’ll need to learn how to see the bright side of things.  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.

When does life happen in cycles?  The answer is all the time.  We need to be open to seeing it.  The practice of offering gratitude helps me to see the big picture.  If I can see the bigger picture, I can “see” how to make life happen for me.

It doesn’t mean being fake, nor does it mean ignoring losses and sadness.  It means learning to shift your perspective to see them as experiments and learning opportunities.  It helps to shift your mindset from victim to victor.  Here are three tips to change your perspective.

1) Ask yourself, “what is the lesson you need to learn?” Do this, especially when in uncomfortable or harmful situations.  Be grateful for the experience of being alive.  Don’t adopt a victim mentality.  Ask yourself, is life happening to you or for you?

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.

Four Strategies to Get The Universe on Your Side

1) Truth Seekers Tools

Use as many methods tools for self-development as you can find.  We list the ones we’ve found to be effective into four groups.

Here are some strategies from these tools that apply directly to our discussion.

2) Practice Gratitude

When you open your eyes to see what you have, then you open your heart.  Being grateful for even the smallest things will change your attitude about life.  The more you do it, the more you’ll come to realize the Universe is on your side.  Remember, this is the best way to see the big picture.  It allows us to see how to make life happen.

3) Create a Daily Learning Routine

Your mind needs exercise just like the other muscles of your body.  Make it a point to learn something every day.  The best place to do this is with language.  Pick a language and then learn one new word a day.  Set a time on your smartwatch or computer.  Do it for just 5 minutes.

Learning is an excellent exercise for the mind.  It will create new connections and develop your ability to problem-solve.

4) Create a Dream Journal

A dream journal will help you remember your dreams and, by doing so, expand the bandwidth of your memory.  It’s an easy way to bring your spiritual practice to life.  Once you begin recording your dreams and dream fragments, you’ll find exciting things.  You’ll find patterns and themes, which is one way our subconscious mind sends us messages.

In Conclusion

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.

You can learn how to make life happen for you.  It starts by changing your perspective on what is valuable.  Ask yourself, is your life one with meaning and purpose?

“Inner-life questions are the kind everyone asks, with or without the benefit of God-talk: ‘Does my life have meaning and purpose?’ ‘Do I have gifts that the world wants and needs?’ ‘Whom and what shall I serve?’ ‘Whom and what can I trust?’ ‘How can I rise above my fears?'” — Parker Palmer

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References

(1) Reference on Frontiers in Psychology, www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01676/full

(2) Lewin, K. (1939).  Field theory and experiment in social psychology: concepts and methods.  Am. J. Sociol. 44, 868–896.  doi: 10.1086/218177

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