1. a basis or cause, as for some belief, action, fact, event, etc.:
the reason for declaring war.
2. a statement presented in justification or explanation of a belief or action:
I dare you to give me one good reason for quitting school!
3. the mental powers concerned with forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences:
Effective leadership requires a person of reason.
4. sound judgment; good sense.
5. normal or sound powers of mind; sanity.
6. Logic. a premise of an argument.
a. the faculty or power of acquiring intellectual knowledge, either by direct understanding of first principles or by argument.
b. the power of intelligent and dispassionate thought, or of conduct influenced by such thought.
c. Kantianism. the faculty by which the ideas of pure reason are created.
verb (used without object)
8. to think or argue in a logical manner.
9. to form conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises.
10. to urge reasons which should determine belief or action.
verb (used with object)
11. to think through logically, as a problem (often followed by out).
12. to conclude or infer.
13. to convince, persuade, etc., by reasoning.
14. to support with reasons.
15. bring (someone) to reason, to induce a change of opinion in (someone) through presentation of arguments; convince:
The mother tried to bring her rebellious daughter to reason.
16. by reason of, on account of; because of:
He was consulted about the problem by reason of his long experience.
17. in /within reason, in accord with reason; justifiable; proper:
She tried to keep her demands in reason.
18. stand to reason, to be clear, obvious, or logical:
With such an upbringing it stands to reason that the child will be spoiled.
19. with reason, with justification; properly:
The government is concerned about the latest crisis, and with reason.
I do believe everything happens for a reason, everything.
There is an order in the ordinary and the extra-ordinary.
I’ve found great comfort over the years with having this belief.
In times of immense upheaval, it eases the pain somewhat. It certainly doesn’t take it away, neither does it eliminate the processes I would go through, the loss, grief, challenge nor heartache, any differently if I didn’t believe everything happens for a reason.
What it does give me is trust in everything being exactly as it is meant to be, good, bad, happy, sad, light, dark, cause, effect, etcetera.
Frankly, it is what it is and there is reason behind that being so.
Like attracting like?
Repetitive thought forms?
Positive vibes going out into the world?
Negative vibes going out into the world?
I don’t always know the reason why something has happened to me at the time it happened. It may be days, weeks, months, even years before I discover what that particular reason was.
What I do know, is how it changes me.
Become stronger, softer, bolder, brighter, quieter, advocating, observing, engaging, peaceful, restful, empowered, powerful, surrendered, loving, grateful and so forth.
Reasons don’t have to be detailed, huge, wrapped in sparkly glittery letters, nor beaming down from billboards for all to see. Reasons can be small, insignificant to most, subtle, selective.
They’re still reasons.
The fact I am here on this Earth having this life experience, I was born, there is reason in that.
There is a reason I was born and I am still alive today.
If there was no reason, then I wouldn’t have been conceptualised, let alone created.
As heartbreakingly tragic as it is, those unborn, there is reason there also. My first pregnancy resulting in an unborn. That’s when I initially began believing in everything happening for a reason.
Any death, younger, older, healthy, sick, there is reason for it being what it is, when it is.
Any ending, there is a reason.
If at the very least, it gets us talking about our losses, our heartbreaks, traumas, grief, challenges and more, bringing them into the light. Releasing stigma, shame, embarrassment, conditioning, the clutches of darkness that once had us pinned down scratching the life out of us, distorting our vision, is that not reason enough?
Any beginning, there is a reason.
Celebrating our triumphs, victories, milestones, graduations, wins, achievements, loves, friendships, families, careers, causes, projects, through joyous interactions, applause, congratulations, respect, admiration and inspiration, is that too not reason enough?
It’s the aha’s.
The reason(s) dropping in.
Presented for integration, understanding, action, anger, release, forgiveness, gratitude, applause, laughter, letting go.
Reasons don’t take away the tragedies in life.
Reasons don’t mean we live in an illusionary world where everyone evolves to be better than.
Those who do evolve, there’s a reason why they do and those who don’t, reasons there also.
Without one, we wouldn’t appreciate the other. Without loss, we wouldn’t appreciate gain. Without grief, we wouldn’t appreciate love. Without the dark, our shadow, we wouldn’t appreciate our light, wisdom, evolution.
“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it. When there is no struggle, there is no strength,” – Oprah Winfrey.
Reasons are simply reasons.
My interesting points of view.