Does Everything Happen For Our Own Good?

“He washed his hands and feet, and just as he reached for his boot, an eagle snatched it away! The boot turned upside down as it lifted, and a poisonous snake dropped out. The eagle circled and brought the boot back, saying, “My helpless reverence for you made this necessary…Mohammad thanked the eagle and said, “What I thought was rudeness was really love. You took away my grief, and I was grieved! Learn from this eagle story that when misfortune comes, you must quickly praise. Others may be saying, Oh no, but you will be opening out like a rose losing itself petal by petal….The feeling of joy when sudden disappointment comes, that is Sufism…Don’t grieve for what doesn’t come. Some things that don’t happen keep disasters from happening.” –Rumi

Philosopher and poet Rumi reminds us that everything happens for ones own good. Because when **it hits the fan, it’s hard to believe that anything good can come out of that, **it is not supposed to hit the fan, isn’t it? How does one come to that understanding that everything happens for good?

That understanding comes from faith that there is something better at play than the **it we see and that faith comes from good experiences and good experiences come from a lot of bad experiences i.e. **it hitting the fan.

Think Before You Talk, Feel Before You Judge

“We’re here on this planet to help each other, if we don’t love all then what’s the point, if we don’t serve all then what’s the point, if we can’t help all then there is no purpose” __Mahi SB

Love For All by Mahi SB

Think before you talk,

Feel before you judge,

Love for all,

No one ever thinks why do you do this,

Cant you just be respectful now,

You should think about other people’s feelings,

Why make messes and all these other dealings,

Put it to a stop, lets just love each other.

Why is it so hard why can’t 

They tell, they’re hurt in me

Like nobody else,

And god loves me no matter what.

No more falling apart,

No more doubting yourself,

We’re here on this planet to help each other,

If we don’t love all then what’s the point,

If we don’t serve all then what’s the point,

If we can’t help all then there is no purpose,

Think before you talk,

Feel before you judge,

Love belongs to no one, 

Love for all.