Destiny, fate, fortune and choice. Important, eternal topics in yesterday’s and today’s world. We encounter them everywhere - the driving force behind mythologies, classic masterpieces, and, many popular fantasy novels and movies.
Or, meeting a lover, not by chance, but because it was written in the stars. Great, right? And then, we also find the concepts and principles of Destiny arbitrarily connected to dogmatic laws and rules. Which isn't necessarily great. Are we ignoring facts like these, that
In fact, if we are just following the pied pipes of power games and ulterior motifs, we’ll never be privy to knowing what our own Destiny is. What happens if we are not breaking out from prescribed paths and walk towards our personally chosen and our given destination instead?
We’ll end up with clipped wings.
Unlike in sagas and stories, we rarely get to hear the prophecy created at our birth. There’s no ancient stone table to tell us what choice we need to make.
Is it this? Or is it that? Is it something that we will ever actually understand?
The art of dealing with the verity of Destiny is to pick up life’s gifts and gauntlets, close your eyes and dance. Always remember:
Destiny was the first metaphysical cosmic force.
Because, despite what some might lead you to believe, to a free thinking person, dogma isn't anything worthy of consideration since a free spirit and dogmatic stances don’t connect.
Still, there may be a lot of wisdom and benevolence in some dogmatic beliefs. However, their entitlement is neither desirable, nor divine. There’s a gap, as long and wide as the Grand Canyon; as challenging to breach as the contrast between what's generally called reality and the worlds featured in a fantasy blockbuster. At times, our views might walk on the edge of that canyon, but they’re hardly ever able to indeed cross over it, or even to slip into it.
Dogma talks the talk
Destiny walks the walk
There is a notion prevalent not just in my book: the ancient concepts of Destiny are arguably the ultimate source of all the faiths we know. And dogma? A man-made extension, hopefully benign and humane.
While we are talking books, I've written The Destiny Book and it will be released by Identity Publications in 2023.
Humans – well, we’re desperate at times. We want to find validation. We want to hear that we’re making the right choice. So we seek for an easy kind of Destiny, as if it’s a flower that can be picked from a garden and stared at in a vase, while we pretend it to be our lasting possession.
Sometimes, we think that we’ve made it onto our destined path.
Believing that can make you feel better. It can make you feel like you’re finally ready to face down the world, and defend your beliefs, decisions, and thought processes.
But what if it isn’t your destined path, just a dogmatic direction you could not help yourself to follow?
Maybe, our reality it’s just one more concept that we’re chasing after in an attempt to calm our constantly spinning mind. Maybe, the invisible is more real than anything else we perceive as factual knowledge?
Try looking back. And then follow your path so far through the lens of retrospective.
There is something.
Now, turn around, close your eyes and behold what lies ahead.
The Destiny Book by Helena Lind will be published 2023.
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If you wish to find out more about The Destiny Book why not read the article A Teaser to my Book on Destiny by Helena Lind.