If everything is predestined, life is not just a random set of experiences, and there is some design to our existence, can we change our destiny, our fate? Are we free to choose, or is even this choice itself predestined?
If we believe in fate and destiny, there are no wrong choices, everything happens for a reason, everything is predetermined. Where we find ourselves is exactly where we are meant to be, inevitable, and what we experience is what we are meant to experience.
So, what of free will, are we free to choose, do we have personal choice, or maybe that choice is indeed predestined as well.
I think free will is how we choose to perceive what we are experiencing, how we define what is being experienced, based on what is occurring in our life. Our perception creates our reality, it shapes the direction we move in, which of-course is the action we are motivated to take. This is why we feel compelled to act in a certain way, because our actions are leading us to where we are meant to end up. We evolve through what we experience, how we perceive what that experience is, is up to us. This is our free will.
When we recognise that every experience is leading us somewhere, and everything happens for a reason, every action we take, are the actions we are meant to take, we choose exactly what we are meant to choose. Think back to something that has happened, how you responded to what occurred, and where it lead you. That experience shaped who you have become.
It sounds simple but we are complicated beings, and when we experience something that does not feel good, that is uncomfortable, or that hurts, it can be difficult to shift our perception into trust and belief in ourselves. This is where we have a choice, we can choose to experience our hardship with faith in our abilities to endure what our hardship is, and we can choose to be curious about this is leading us, for we have designed this experience to evolve through it. We can choose to have faith in us.
Developing a greater sense of trust as we grow and adjust to new circumstances can be challenging, but it will give us a greater understanding of who we are, and what we have come here to experience, through what we are experiencing.
It is our fate, our destiny to be curious about what life is showing us through what we are experiencing, and remember just how amazing life is. We not only direct this movie, we wrote the script as well, we have the plot figured out. All we need do is be the star.
I believe in you, you can too.