I was reading for a delightful young lady recently who voiced a question that I had heard many times before, “What is my future destiny?!” It did not really take me by surprise as I hear that all the time. Now part of my job is to provide the impetus for thought. So I posed to her this question, “What would you like your future to be?!” Like so many others, she was a bit naive in regards to predicting the future. The future is rarely set in stone. I would use the word never, but it’s the exceptions to the rules that make the rules.
Now the future itself is mutable and changes all the time. That is why it is nearly impossible to predict the future with any certainty. We are all human with the free will to make our own choices.The choices we make on a daily basis can and will alter any future prediction. Those of us who have acquired a few more years of wisdom understand a little better the concept of creating our own destiny. I have a phrase I use quite frequently, “If you don’t like the way your life is going, rewrite the script.” Let’s face it, there are times in life that are beyond control or we create challenges (or learning experiences), that make things pretty troublesome. The most effective way of overcoming that particular difficulty is to learn the lesson being taught and most importantly move beyond the challenge. Dwelling on the problem continuously just keeps that can of worms open.
We are all captains of our own vessels and it is up to only us to steer our ships into those safe harbors we so desire. We must either manifest our own destinies or wither and fade into obscurity – but it is solely up to us to make that decision.