India teaches us about “The Four Principles of Spirituality”.
The First Principle states:
“Whomsoever you encounter is the right one.”
This means that no one comes into our lives by chance. Everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact, whether in a positive way or a negative way, represents something, whether to teach us something, or learn something from us, or to help us improve a current situation. People come in our lives due to a reason, a particular purpose. They may last for a season or a lifetime. We come in each others’ contact, in each others’ lives due to kaarmik bondage – there is some give and take, some debts to be cleared – either material, or at physical level serving each other, or at mental level sharing emotions or at intellectual level sharing knowledge or at spiritual level being guided or being a guide on the spiritual path.
The Second Principle states:
“Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened.”
Nothing, absolutely nothing of that which we experienced could have been any other way. Not even in the least important detail. There is no “If only I had done that differently…, then it would have been different….” No. What happened is the only thing that could have been taken place and must have taken place for us to learn our lesson in order to move forward. Every single situation in life which we encounter is absolutely perfect, even when it defies our understanding and our ego.
The Third Principle states:
“Each moment in which something begins is the right moment.”
Everything begins at exactly the right moment, neither a moment earlier nor a moment later. When we are ready for it, for that something new in our lives, it is there, ready to begin. When it is time for us to evolve to a higher level, to a higher dimension of consciousness, when we are qualified for it, fit for it, an event or an experience happens, whether positive or negative, to trigger that evolution.
This is the Fourth Principle, the final one:
“What is over is over.”
It is that simple. When something in our life ends, it helps our evolution. We can’t afford to live in the past or on the memories of the past. Time, in its relentless march, moves on without turning back. We have to meet other events and experiences in the future to enrich ourselves and spur our evolution. That is why, enriched by the recent experience, whether positive or negative, it is better to let go and move on.
It is no coincidence that you are reading this. If these words strike a chord, it’s because you meet the requirements and understand that not a single snowflake falls accidentally in the wrong place!