Does it seem as if you are always getting the “short end of the stick?” Does it seem that the harder you work, the more you are tortured? If you are feeling this way, it is important to see that, yes, bad things do happen to good people. But more often than not, they happen for a specific reason – to bring you to a better place.
You can spend your life lamenting situations and feeling bad for yourself as if you are being unfairly punished, but what does that afford you? It only spirals you downward in a negative frenzy where you continue to attract more “bad things” into your life.
Remember life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you. Life happens for you to learn. The wisest amongst us learn that we are not being victimized, but that there is a lesson here and once we grasp the lesson, the sun begins to come out again.
It’s not that bad things happen to good people, it is that good people know how to respond to bad things and subsequently know how to turn those situations around for the better.
Ultimately, it is not what happens to you in life, but how you react to what is happening to you. If a bad thing is happening to you, instead of falling into a victim pattern, choose to see the lesson. Know that you deserve better and are worthy of it – trust in that. That is all that is required of you. Know that goodness is always rewarded because good is its own reward. You cannot control what happens but again, you can control the way you react to it. Good people are conscious, they know how to “change their luck.” It is the nature of duality and karma – everything has its own equal and opposite affect. When you learn to turn around the bad situations, you will inherently bring about the opposite – the good situations.
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