Do you believe in fate or do you believe you can control your own destiny?
An interesting question. Obviously I can control my immediate destiny…. for instance I’m going to the shops this afternoon. I can’t actually say I wont get run over, but I can increase my chances of survival by using the crossing and paying attention. So, I more or less have a handle on some parts of the future.
My greater destiny is a moot point. I know that decisions I made eventually led me to be right here, right now. I also realise that my destiny was sometimes shaped by what I didnt do. I made decisions without thinking which worked out well. Then again, some of my best laid plans went badly wrong.
I’m also aware now that some of my life is still controlled by a sixteen year old boy. Decisions we make in our early years shape our world. Is that wise? Would you knowingly let some teenager plan your life? We all did. If you’re still young (ie. under 95) I advise you to leave some space in your plans for the unexpected. I have been places and done things that were beyond my early comprehension. Whole universes had not yet popped into existence. The sixteen year old in me is still looking forward to whatever comes next.
Sometimes were have our hands on the steering wheel, other times we’re just a feather on the breath of God.