Most people would like to get hold of their life and bring in some order into it. They strive hard in that direction but, more often than not, feel that they are unable to go far enough. Is there a way to alter this sad state of affairs?
Reflective people apply themselves to the above questions. This brings them face to face with the question of Destiny. They do see the place of Destiny in human life when they observe that, in spite of all their efforts, things can take a turn towards unpleasant results. They also see that all things are connected in some way. Randomness appears to be there only because of insufficient awareness, which is a kind of ignorance. This brings us to the question: Is Destiny inexorably fixed, or can we introduce changes? The more we explore into this, the deeper is the clarity in that direction. There are also the messages from paranormal phenomena, such as the Near death Experience and the Out-of-Body Experience, to guide us on this issue. Such explorations imply that we keep ourselves free from all preconceived notions, be they of the religions or otherwise.
In such an exploration, sooner or later, we find that Destiny is fixed and that it is not fixed! A clear paradox. This may be termed as a Divine Dichotomy – to use a phrase from the book “Conversations With God” by Neale Donald Walsch. We see the fixed nature of Destiny from the fact that, watching an unruly child in his teens, one may feel that this person will probably end up in jail and it happens exactly as predicted. This cannot be put down to mere coincidence - the term that skeptics often use to hide behind. The same thing can be said of some astrological predictions which come astonishingly true. For them to be coincidences, the probability-reckoning would put it down to one in a million, but they occur far more frequently than that. Again, we also notice that not all predictions, be they astrological or otherwise, come true. This points to Destiny not being so rigidly fixed.
If we can understand the factors that introduce the rigidity in the Destiny, perhaps we can see how changes can be introduced. One of the main factors that seems to bring in a sort of inexorability to the Destiny is the state of mind. If the mind is heavily tethered to the past through the conventional thought process, then Destiny seems to derive a certain inexorability from it. Pure self-awareness has the capacity to alter the situation to the point that the constantly chattering mind falls quiet. This cannot happen through any control of the mind because, then there will only be inward conflict, between the controller and the controlled, augmenting the noise. Something in the quiet mind deflects the Destiny to better grounds. Those who have applied themselves to the matter of the non-interfering self-awareness know its power to influence the Destiny. That is how they sit in the Driver-seat of their lives.
The above paragraph may appear to be a matter of over-simplification of the issue of Destiny. Yes, that is true. However, when people explore in their own way, they will discover for themselves the hidden harmony that helps them harness the forces behind Destiny. The avenues of discovery are many but only those who free themselves from both beliefs and disbeliefs can come upon a different spiritual dimension that can handle Destiny in an ego-free way. Interested people may visit the website http://spirituality.yolasite.com