And you don't always know the reason for them right away. It takes time to integrate the experience into your concept of life and the world and then some day it just dawns on you, "Wow! That's why I saw/learned/dreamed/felt that!" It's a refreshing experience when the epiphany finally comes and you can take a deep breath.
I know life works cyclically, too - Sometimes you're in an up cycle and sometimes it's the other direction. While most people who aren't cynical, depressed or masochistic prefer the up, it's definitely valuable to have them both: for regeneration, rebirth, learning and just to have the sense of peace that accompanies reaching the top of the long climb up the hill and seeing the beautiful landscape beyond.
"I can see clearly now, the rain is gone..."
A Very Good Dog
3 days ago