You won’t always know why some things happen when they do

by Raymond David Salas

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You won’t always know (or understand) why some things happen when they do.


Today, I received the news that a former co-worker of mine, who I really enjoyed knowing and working with, died in an accident. I still don’t know all of the details, but almost immediately, my mind started searching for answers.

“Why did this happen? How?” I wondered.

“He was such a positive, funny, outgoing person, who was always smiling and laughing. How could this possibly happen? It doesn’t make any sense. It just doesn’t seem right,” my mind argued.

Although death is not logical, the mind always wants to understand and know the reasons why things happen when they do. However, these answers are not always apparent or available. With perspective, over time, sometimes we may see things differently. Other times, this insight can remain elusive.

The key is to be willing to remain open and see the experience differently, trusting that maybe...in time, we will.

Until then, I accept that sometimes: “You won’t always know or understand why some things happen when they do.”

Peace and blessings to my friend Viktor and all of those whose lives he touched in so many wonderful ways.

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” - William Penn