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Old 06-12-2011, 03:51 AM
Krishna-prem Krishna-prem is offline
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Bunny Do we meet people for a reason?

Namaste Friends,

I am wondering, do you believe that the people you encounter in your life are put there for a purpose or is it just coincidence? If you believe the first, what are your beliefs about it?

This is something I hadn't really thought about before but I find myself in a relationship (not romantic) that has completely changed my life and I want to understand how and why such things happen.

I look forward to reading your responses.

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Old 06-12-2011, 05:56 AM
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I absolutely believe that a lot of the people in our lives are there for a reason. Not everyone, but I think the people we are closest to are those that we have shared multiple lifetimes with, and we continue working out whatever spiritual lessons we need to learn with/from them, until we finally get it sorted out. I have had many instances in my life where I have met someone and either felt instantly at ease with them, or have instantly hated them...without knowing why, as I knew nothing about them...at least not that I remember! So I think reincarnation is the best explanation for that - which also explains why we keep meeting up with the same people, lifetime after lifetime.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:28 AM
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I have often thought the same.
Some friends stay and some go.
I truly believe all friends are sent to test us,to teach us lessons through life.
How we respond to them and how they respond to us.
We learn which ones to trust and ones we grow to distrust.
I say 'distrust' because sometimes a friendship may grow and look promising but then they may make a comment which for some reason,gives me a peep into their true nature.
Whether it is a comment made in humour or serious vein,I see the true person hidden inside.
One part of nature I cannot bear,is sarcasm.
That decides me whether that friend is to be a friend for life.

So yes,I think certain people are sent to us to test us and to learn how we should conduct ourselves in friendships also.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:49 AM
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Everyone is in my life for a reason. I have learned very valuable lessons from all of them, all are good lessons but some of them hurt learning them. Lets say someone gets married and goes through a rough divorce, if they never went thru that divorce and if they never met that person, they would not have been on the correct road to begin with and never would have met their soul mate. That is a good example.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:55 AM
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Everyone is in my life for a reason. I have learned very valuable lessons from all of them, all are good lessons but some of them hurt learning them. Lets say someone gets married and goes through a rough divorce, if they never went thru that divorce and if they never met that person, they would not have been on the correct road to begin with and never would have met their soul mate. That is a good example.

A very good example,BlackWolf.
There is always a reason why one friendship or one relationship finishes.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:49 AM
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I believe this 100%. I have come so much further on my spiritual path due to meeting, who is now a good friend at the gym. Funnily enough I had been asking to meet a new friend. I had been going through a tough patch with another long term friend. Meeting my other friend not only filled my spiritual gap and put me well and truly on this path I am on, but it also allowed me to put into prospective the issues I had with my long standing friend. We have sorted out differences, something I did not think we would do, but it was lessons learned then. All for the better.

I have been greatly influenced by may people, some have come and gone and others are still there. I never believe in coincidence.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:11 AM
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There is a book called The Celestine Prophecy - an Experiential Guide. What it does is it tell you what it says in the Celestine Prophecy then explains it, and asks you to answer a few questions. When you've done that, you begin to understand the Prophecy and how it works. One of those things is synchronicity and how certain people come into our Lives and make a difference just when we need them the most. Life is a mask, you learn to look behind it and see the deeper reasons.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:32 AM
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I believe everyone we meet is put into our path for a reason, so we can learn from them and they can learn from us
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:54 AM
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Well if you think about it that way, it appears somewhat self-centred to presume your life is the centre of the universe and that everyone else serves to benefit you in some way.

I do think that we are attracted to certain traits within beings that creates a purpose for both parties.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:59 AM
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Oooo my fave subject - and saying!!!
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime .. here's the poem that line's taken from. ~but personally I believe, every single person that enters your life does so to create experiences and opportunities for growth.
I don't believe that's being self-centred as ROM suggests as imo it's a two way lesson.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.


When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
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