Destiny is a fickle thing. Destiny seems like something we wait for, something that we want to change our lives without having to work for it. We use destiny as an excuse and an explanation, a lament and a story.
We’ve all felt pulled towards certain people without really being able to explain why. We could call it destiny or fate that we end up in the relationships we do with the people who change our lives, for better or for worse. We expect that destiny will bring us what we need when we need it, and that everything will work out in the end.
However, this puts a lot of our lives just up in the air. Our belief in destiny takes away our sense of ownership and control over our own lives. Although it is tempting to believe that destiny and fate will take care of everything, we also need to take control of our own selves to make things happen.
Life takes effort; we need courage to face our realities and our mistakes, our bad decisions and our successes. We mitigate failure and triumph, working to create balance and space in our life that leaves room for our own actions and our destinies to play out. We cannot be passive observers in life; we have to move forward every day, learning and growing as life changes around us.
Destiny is an interesting idea, and there may indeed be a universal plan for each and every one of our lives. If there is, we have to work along with our goals and intuition to make destiny’s plan happen. Nothing occurs in our life without an action being taken– don’t be a passive observer of your life, but work to jump in and actively pursue your goals in order to make your life exactly what it should be.