Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fate or Free Will Equals Destiny?

I thought I had it figured out. When I was in my early 20's I began wondering if we had free will or if things unfolded were predestined. I came to the conclusion if my personal philosophy that "everything happens for a reason" were true then things must be predestined. That is until recently as I began to watch the Syfy channels series "Continuum". The series is based on a cop from the year 2077 who is sent back in time along with 7 terrorists who killed millions. The whole story line has not completely unfolded as of yet due to the fact that I am watching the first season on Netflix and I am still trying to figure things out, but it leaves me scratching my head once again. So does fate or free will determine our destiny? When I choose one job over another does that change the path of my life? If I make the most minuet decision will that alter the end for me? From what the TV series is saying thus far, you can certainly change your future, but what if you choose a different path way and still end up in the same place? Maybe we don't have a choice how our life will end up but have a choice on how we get there. If I was tragically taken back into the past, and it would be tragic because I would hate to go through life all over again, knowing what I know now would I do everything the same? I wouldn't want to have to make that decision! It would be hard, when faced with some of my mistakes, not to naturally correct them so the outcome is different. I mean shoot, I already learned the lesson why would I want to go through the pain again? But if I changed what I did maybe my life as I know it to become would be actually change?! That would be horrible because maybe the people who I love dearly would no longer be a part of my life, for example my adopted daughter. But what if I am destined to have that loving bond with her! What if I change things and I still end up being able to adopt her? Or, maybe, it's not about our choices but about how we experience life as we make our choices. Let's say I decided to do things differently and I do not adopt my daughter but she still ends up in my life. One way or another we were still destined to be together because in the end the love for one another was destined to happen.
In conclusion, I currently feel as if we have free will on what path we take but in the end our destiny is the same. We will be faced with fateful events and we can choose to react to them in anyway we want but those fateful events will always lead us to the same destiny. With that saying do we choose the hard road and fight against the things that we do not like, or do we take the easy road and do as we are told? Either way our destiny is the same. Maybe we do not need as much pain in our life as we allow because fate, freewill, and destiny all exist together as one with neither of them contradicting the other but instead working together to teach our soul its purpose. What is that you ask? I think it is to remember who and what we truly are and I believe what we are is One....Love.
***This article is subject to change! Because we should never hold on to any one belief so tight that we are not open enough to another more befitting possibility!