Last month has been a different one for me. Three things happened for me and all those were that are completely against my first nature.:
- I took a road-trip to Wisconsin, Chicago and Indiana all by myself. For someone who never goes alone anywhere it was a big deal. People close to me would know that I don’t like to travel much let alone go some place all by myself. This was a trip that happened all of a sudden and in the end it was a one to remember. When I started the trip I did not realize that I would be seeing one of the most amazing things I have ever heard of or seen – The House on the Rock. As the trip ended, I did realize that it was for the good;
- A couple of weeks after that, I went on another road-trip to Mt. Rushmore and neighboring areas. This trip I guess was another one out of impulse. I have not yet written about it, but in this trip I did drive though the most beautiful country side ever. I never thought I would do it and thought that my best would be the drive from house on the rock to Plymouth a few weeks earlier. But, this was even better (I will write about this soon);
- Another week gone by and I had yet another string of events on the day of travel back to India.
This is not the first time that things have happened around me that I can not explain. While I have a strong belief in “the choices we make are the basis of what happens with us”; yet there are several times where I just can’t explain why it happened. Like today, when I had to cancel my plans, I lost my passport only to find it 30 minutes later. I never wanted any of that to happen yet it all that happened.
I am still trying to understand the events and decipher the reasons behind all of it. I can not decipher any of that until next few days till the time I reach home safely and I am with my family or till the time I get my bags. The question arises at the point when all of it has happened as it should have happened – “Why did it all happened in a different way if the result was the same?”. Unless, something changes during next 36-40 hours.
I just spent last 5 minutes thinking what to write next and I came up blank – I just don’t know how to think on this. I just am blank on this. I just feel – that things happen for a reason and that too a good one. Few more hours to find the reason behind all this and realize what was good in that.
Wen god pushes u to the edge of difficulty,trust him fully.Coz only 2 things can happen Either he’l catch u when u fall or he will teach u how 2 fly
This was posted by my sister-in-law on facebook and it led me to re-think a very old belief that I have had.
We can trust in God only if we have Faith; and if we have Faith, trust will come naturally.
I am confused because if you know nothing can go wrong then that means we dont have a role to play. The only choice we got is to jump. I believe that God gives us choices – Jump or not. One will have a bad consequence like – We dont jump we dont learn to fly or we jump and we get hurt. The choice is ours and we dont know what leads to what makes is more difficult.
I have believed for a very long time, that everything that happens, happens for a reason and that reason is always good. God does takes care of us. I dont want to let go of my belief, but I have started to believe in Karma a lot more and how it shapes our life. And, currently I am finding it difficult to put these two together.
Destiny is seen as a sequence of events that is inevitable and unchangeable.
Well this has me confused – It is also said – “you can choose your own destiny”. If Destiny does exists, then no matter what I choose to do throughout my life, all those actions nonetheless lead me to a very predetermined destiny. So where is my free will? So why do I struggle everyday with all those decisions that I make? Why do I even exist as a puppet?
I saw a friend of mine update his GTalk status to:
“I am the author of my life. Unfortunately, I am writing in pen and I cant erase my mistakes”.
For some time now, I have been thinking to start writing about what I have been thinking about a few topics below but never got to do it; kind of lazy. I guess I start here and now.
- Destiny vs. Coincidence;
- Karma vs. Luck;
- Process of life vs. Life;
- Journey vs. Destination
Coming back to the quote my friend shared – I do not care if we write in pen or pencil – we just write and there are no mistakes.
Everything that we think is wrong is not wrong, it is destined to happen because of our Karma from previous life or this life (I will come to it). The important thing is that as we draw out our life, it is important to read the book we are writing or else we do not know what else we can try and see what the results can be. I read someplace – “Remember there are no mistakes, only lessons”.
The GTalk status has a negativity attached to it and if we think like that then we are already in the zone of dead and we wont live life, we will constantly think about fixing what is “supposedly” wrong. I do not like that attitude in life, or at least have started to dislike it over due course.
People say, “You will get hit by a bus and you wont know what hit you. Live life as if there is no tomorrow.”
This is all crap. It is life. You will not get hit by a bus and in all probable cases you will live up to 70-80 years. You will have to live with the choices you make. Your decisions will come back to haunt you.
“Live life as if there is a tomorrow. As if, there are going to be many tomorrows.”
But still get a life insurance, just in case there is no tomorrow 🙂
I received this email today:
There are 2 railway tracks, one of which is has been shutdown. A group of children decide to play on the one which is operational and 1 kid chooses to play on the one which had been shutdown. You are standing next to a manned switch, when you see a Train coming by. The train is bound for the operational track. The train can not be stopped; and only you can change its course.
You have 2 choices:
- Let the train go and risk lives of the group of kids who chose to play on the operation track or;
- Switch the train to the non-operational track and risk the life of the that 1 kid
What will you do? Is that right? Who has the right to decide what is right?
Well, a few of my friends have said to me – Sacrifice that one kid in favor of the many more. When asked why? they say it sounds moral and emotional right.
Let me tell you what I will do? – I will not change the course of the train and let destiny play its part for the kids who are playing on the track on which the train is bound. Maybe they are aware that that track is operational and are aware; or maybe they are just being ignorant kids. Who knows why that track is not operational and I may be putting many more at risk by making that decision.
It will be a hard to be there at that moment and be caught up in that dilemma; but I feel that is the right thing to do. Who am I to change someone’s destiny? If I ever get the choice, I would want to be in a position where I can inform kids and anyone else about the risks like that. I prefer to provide my suggestions and then let people make their choices, rather than make choices for them.
As for me, as along as I have faith in my decisions, I am doing justice to myself. I do not have an obligation to make others understand the rationale behind my choices.