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Fate or Destiny (Part III)

“It used to be thought that the events that changed the world were things like big bombs, maniac politicians, huge earthquakes, or vast population movements, but it has now been realized that this is a very old-fashioned view held by people totally out of touch with modern thought. The things that change the world, according to Chaos theory, are the tiny things. A butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazonian jungle, and subsequently a storm ravages half of Europe.” - Edward Lorenz and the Discovery of the Butterfly Effect

In life, you will find yourself in many different situations, but remember that you can always instantaneously move to attention. Everything can be taken away from you. Everything but the power to understand. Whatever be the condition you might find yourself in, even the worst of conditions, you can still understand what is going on. So intelligence is always available to you. You can never lose it.

Those of you who do not wish to live a pre-scripted life, a predestined life, then you must learn to be bold. You must learn to move beyond patterns. You must not be afraid of new happenings. Otherwise, you will find that there is a script ready for you, and you will find yourself blindly following that script.

So I ask you, is there a script ready for you? How does it feel to live a life as if the chapters of the script are opening right before your eyes and you are just acting as per that script? It has been pre-decided. It was already decided what you will do, school, college, university, job. And then marriage, kids, house, money in the bank, responsibilities as a parent, and then death. Finished. Game over.

How many of you want to live like this? This way even your life span is kind of decided. Marriage between the age of twenty-five to thirty, kids at thirty, thirty-five. Even the number of kids is also already decided. Thirty years back it would have been three, four, or five. Now, maybe one or two. So everything is destined. Just as is the time of your birth, the place of your birth, influencing and deciding everything.

Do you see how powerless all this is? Do you see that this is sheer slavery? Or can there be freedom beyond destiny? Can there be life beyond destiny? You have to ask yourself . If today somebody came to you and handed you over the script to your life and said, “Live it,” how would you feel? Every single breath that you take has been pre-decided. Or maybe is that not already the case?

So it’s a good question to ask, “Is there life beyond destiny?” There is, but it is only for the strong, the courageous but not for the surrendered. Because that is the only source of strength and courage. Never to Surrender!

Have you seen a puppet? Everything is already set for the puppet. Puppet pays great respect to the script. It does nothing that is not written in the script. The beautiful life of a puppet. Who would want to live like that? Now the puppet will enter an activity because everybody else is doing that. The puppet will work hard at that activity. The next chapter of the script is unfolding.

It eases our burden, right? We know that we are being stupid. But we won’t admit that. What do we say instead? Bad Luck. Why not simply say, “I am stupid”? Why blame things on destiny? Destiny is there, obviously there for everybody. The question is what are you going to do about it. What is your response to this so-called destiny?

An intelligent man lives in "attention", not under the influence of destiny. And the moment he starts living in "attention", destiny loses its control over him. Now destiny cannot dictate its influence on him.

Em Hotep - Patrick Gaffiero


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