Meaning what? It's all in how you perceive it---PERCEPTION is 9/10th of the Law! Loyal Illinois listener, John Hawkins asks the question then unexpectedly becomes my guest for this epi! I elaborate on this great topic from my point of view, in the context of self-examination and self-determination, and how this statement can empower you to stay out of victim mode and martyrdom! John also tells his personal experience of "finally getting tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck...robbing Peter to pay Paul." If he hadn't experienced this, got fed up with the pain, he wouldn't have had "Reasons" to, not only look at his situation, but consciously wake up to look at himself in order to make different choices in his life. We could say that all of this had to happen to motivate John to make massive changes for the best. Just like when my sister died in 2006, the last thing I wanted to hear was "everything happens for a reason" because I couldn't see or understand any upside to the situation until a couple of years later, when I finally realized that if it hadn't been for the excruciating pain I wouldn't have been forced to look at myself and take responsibility for my life. It was the "crisis that motivated me to change," because I hit rockbottom--it was grow or die! Not only did taking full responsibility for my life, without blaming anyone or thing else, set me free from mental & emotional prison---miraculously, I manifested my PURPOSE in life, which I had been desperately searching for since I was about 8-9 years old. Peace lies in how we CHOOSE to look at things...pessimistically or optimistically---each comes with a price, so choose the one that's less costly. Reframing everything that appears disempowering into what can I learn from this experience to better myself and my life has been instrumental in no longer being at the effect of my circumstances. Bottomline ~ I believe through learning and experiencing whatever happens or doesn't happen, the reasons are to wake us up into higher levels of consciousness, gain more wisdom affecting our reactions and actions resulting in radically profound peaceful #LifelongHappySuccess & FREEDOM before death. Ready to take "Cave Time" to skyrocket your life and #InvnetYourDestiny? Join us for our exclusive 3-Day off-the-grid retreat #CaveTimeSummits. Email KarenLoveLee@gmail.com for details or private mentorship programs. Email Jonah@BillyBobProducts.com for his inventorship programs.