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Mystery of fate & destiny

07 January 2015, 21:37

While fate was taking a nap, I was busy debating whether destiny is by choice or chance. Little I knew, the freedom I had to choose was only to last when fate is too lazy to look around.

I always wondered, how much freedom I have in the things I do. The seesaw between chance and choice provides the thrill to life. Whether destiny is by choice or chance, one has to go through the tunnel either by decision or taking a chance on life as it happens.

The problem is our perception of reality is limited and cannot predict what is ahead. With limited choice to make, one has to make sure he has ticked mark all the boxes that could potentially get in the way. The confusion comes when somebody gets what he wants without a formula while many suffer even with a formula.

To avoid the misfortune, one has to be dead. To understand fate, one has to step beyond the five senses and look at things from a different reality. Fate is best understood when a person submit to what he has got and, try his best within his reach to make life better. The choice of free will is what makes us human.

There is more to our brain than the lizard brain. Landing in a bookshop could be one fate but making a choice between a good and a bad book is not one fate. It is this free will that decides the course of a journey that will determine one destiny. It would be a mystery how he got there in the first place, maybe that is what he wanted. With our limited perception of reality, we do not have much choice than to take the responsibility of our decision-making.

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The other choice is to submit what is there for you. Many people lived a successful life without a formula. The secret is not to mix the plan having a formula and no formula at the same time. Either we submit or have our own formula to succeed. Destiny is a collection of choices and decisions that we make before getting there or sometime fate intervene and divert us towards a destiny that is far bigger than one own choice.

The choices we have made as a nation have brought the fate that we find ourselves today. This is not our destiny but the fate that was waiting by the choices we have made collectively of late. The destiny is divine. The destiny is predetermined for us. Though we have messed up our way towards it.

Things will change, and they have to change as the divine wisdom is unfolding; only those we can see through their hearts can recall the divine plan. The system is collapsing, and the heart-full eyes are looking at things greater than humanity are unfolding . The dirt has to purge from the blessed land and time has come for the change.

The hope is not on what we are going through but is on the divine destiny that only few could see. When the time comes only those will be blessed who have made the right choices and their fate will float on the sea of blessed waves towards a destiny that has already been written.

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