Why are bad times bad?
Why can’t we spin the bad times to actually be good – if not the best thing to happen to us?
We can learn a lot from the worst of the worst; the bad of the bad. Absolutely everything can prove to be a learning experience – an untapped perspective on life and on ourselves that we’ve never seen before. I understand that certain bad times aren’t ideal. For instance, I’ve recently dealt with the loss of a good friend and it’s certainly not an easy reality to grasp… but I have come to learn a great deal from the experience. I’ve learned a lot about a lot: how I experience myself, how I experience my loved ones, and how I experience life. Do I wish I came to this realization in a different manner? Of course, but the impact or gratitude may not have been as prominent.
I’m encouraging you to look at every bad experience as good, if not the best experiences of your life to date. Instead of asking “why did this happen to me?,” say “I experienced this through my personal definition of reality and I am going to take responsibility for my reality, my experience, my thoughts, my feelings, my actions, and my reactions, and I’m going to use that responsibility towards the betterment of myself. Nothing ever happens to me, only I decide how I let an experience affect or reflect upon me.”
We can’t always prevent bad times, but we can certainly view them in a different light so they’re not-so-bad after all.