What is fate? I wrote about how humankind has defined the word fate in part one of this article. In both forms; noun or verb, fate has been defined as something that is beyond our human understanding or influence. We generally “believe” that there is a greater power (Deity) that has everything planned for us. We are convinced that this greater source decides what will or will not happen. This belief structure has remained mostly unchanged for thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of years.
The definition of fate contains a strong basis of truth. It is our interpretation and reinterpretation that has faltered. We inertly know and feel the truth. We are basking in its radiance. We can unfortunately not accept this knowledge due to the conditioning effects of being human. Human beings appear incapable of simply living. And so we continually question, search and reinterpret life day after day. Words such as luck, chance and destiny seem to support and supposedly confirm our belief ideals concerning fate. We are always engulfed in the true reality of life, but can’t or won’t accept it.
Fate as we interpret it is sometimes invigorating. It is often frightening. We can use the human form definitions of fate for practical purposes. We should however re-evaluate our repetitive insistence that we have no influence over fate. The belief that fate or our destiny is decided by something other than our own self is valid.
In part three of this Blog article I would like to offer an alternative to the traditional interpretation of this word we call fate.