The concept of destiny is fascinating. It suggests that a force or power guides us towards a particular path or outcome, predetermined or influenced by our choices and actions. While some believe destiny is unchangeable, others view it as a fluid concept shaped by our decisions.
Even if we don’t believe in destiny, we may experience moments in life that feel predestined. Chance encounters, unexpected opportunities, and serendipity all appear as signs pointing us in a particular direction.
Walter Mosley reminds us that “We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.”
Perhaps destiny can be compared to the idea of fate versus free will. Fate involves predetermined events beyond our control, while free will gives us the power to shape our lives by making choices. We may be destined to face certain challenges, but it’s up to us to decide if they are problems or opportunities.
Our beliefs about destiny impact our lives. If we think our fate is predetermined, we may feel powerless to change our circumstances. But if we believe we can shape our own path, we can architect our lives.
So, what if our choices and actions give us the power to shape our lives? When we question the conditioning that shapes us and determines our choices, we can break free from them.
Rather than a predetermined path, perhaps destiny is a constantly evolving journey that is shaped by our choices, actions, and awareness. We may not know what our destiny holds, but we can choose to live with purpose and intention.