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Monday, 21 January 2008

Do you believe in Fate?

Do you believe in fate? If you believe that our life is a pre-destined one, then what is the purpose of us living?

I believe that fate do play a part in our life. Things happen for a reason. But if fate controls our life, then what is worth striving for? If we leave it to fate, we became reactive in life and we tend to blame the world and everyone for our failure in life.

There are things that are beyond our controls. We cannot control whom we are born to. We cannot control that we are born poor or born rich. We cannot control accidents that happened in our life, leaving some handicapped by the accidents.

What we can control is how we react to these incidents and how we make used of our life.

Fate is like food ingredients. One person can get the best food ingredients in the world but does not mean that he can cook the best dish. Conversely, the one who get the worst ingredients might not make the worst dish.

There are many examples around us that show the differences in how they make use of their ingredients. One can be born in a wealthy family, go to the best school and have a bright future of becoming a doctor (these are his ingredients, his fate). But he become a drug addict and ruins his bright future. On the other hand, one can be born handicap, his family is not so wealthy but he can become a great motivator and inspiration to the society.

Fate is the raw materials of experience. They come uninvited and often unanticipated. Destiny is what a man does with these raw materials. ~ Howard Thurman

We do have choices in life! If we strictly believe that our life is a pre-destined one, we are left with no choice. Being proactive in our life means taking responsibility for your actions and your situation. Stop blaming the world for whatever happened to you. Make use of the situation and cook a good dish out of it!


Maithri said...

These are wise and lovely words...

Thank you for sharing these insights with us,

Peace and light, M

lilifxt said...

hi excellent post i totally agree with u fate doesnt control our lives its like materials that we can use to have good lives by the way we react to incidents ....by the way i was yhinking lately about fate coz my friend passed away that was her fate and it gave me lesson how to be the best i could to GOD and others coz one day ill go too

thank u so much for making me think

Alexys Fairfield said...

I believe in fate and spiritual responsibility. We need to heed both if we want to achive anything in this life. We can't just sit back, we must take part in our experience.

Great post.

Life Reflection said...

Hi Maithri,

Thanks for your kind words.

Hi Lili,

Haven't seen you around lately, hope you can get over your grief for your friend and become stronger.

Hi Alexys,

I agree, we need a good balance in spirituality.

haze said...

I sometimes do. This is a such a great post!

Have a great day!