“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
– Jean de La Fontaine
Throughout our lives, I feel there is a common thread. A common connection between our pursuits, our interests. When we look back upon our lives, what remains consistent? What, amongst all of the changing facets of our lives; our jobs, our living locations, our age — what remains the same? What will whether the storm?
There is a great freedom that will be found if you take the time and dedicate some focus on exploring and discovering such things. Destiny and fate may feel unconscious now, uncontrollable, and in fact, for many, you would be completely correct. However, the more you consciously explore and touch these things, the more you can begin to consciously work with them — and thus, take more control over your destiny, your life.
Live a conscious life, many of us are walking aimlessly, going with the flow. Learn to swim, and begin going where you’d like to. If you ignore it, it will just find another way to wake you up, many time unpleasantly, and get you back on the ‘right track.’
Perhaps this destiny you discover does not seem like one ‘you’ intended — I would argue that once one discovers where this is coming from, they have begun to discover who they truly are. The source of our desintiny, our desire, is equally unawakened to many. Once we discover who we are, we can understand more what we want, and become balanced and aligned — Understanding of the common thread in our lives.
If we remain asleep, unconscious of such things, they will still manifest themselves. Many times in ways that feels as if our ‘small desires’ or what we think we want go wrong, things change, and we find ourselves back on the road we were meant to be one, the one We wished for all along.