Our Destiny

Families are a struggling ground for life and evolution. Decisions are made from the platform of what seems most important to any given individual at that time. We are born where we are meant to be and we walk towards that which we are meant to grow into. We have an instinctive tendency to relentlessly move in the direction of our own destiny whether it is like that of the people around us or not. We will keep walking in that direction because nothing else will satisfy us. Every time we do something to rightly fulfil our destiny, we will feel alive, engaged, and at peace. This is how we find our place in the world. We are no one else but ourself, and that is all we need to be in order to be happy. We need to be our honest, but our best honest, self. Our true self; the self our soul recognizes as itself even without a name or a family identity.

First, we must find our path in life but then, equally importantly, we must learn to protect it. Everywhere we look, at every point, we will find others who will work against our progression. We cannot rely on other people to protect and promote our abilities and purpose. Even loved ones may not be able to see what we have inside us. They may be uncomfortable about it. They may become nervous that some ability will take us from them. They may be unconsciously jealous of some ability that they would love to have but can’t quite master at the moment. All of this can lead to even friends and family unconsciously, but nevertheless deliberately, working against the unfoldment of certain forward moving things in our life.

When we understand this, we take responsibility for our own life and we do not allow other people to harm us or our path. Everyone has to deal with this because, not too far under the surface, most everyone struggles with insecurity, comparative thinking, ambition, and fear. Being human will guarantee that. We are here to recognize and outgrow these inbuilt aspects of the human nature. As students of life, we try to see it in ourselves and others and we are thereby protected from it. We forgive it as inevitable but at the same time, we sidestep it. Sometimes, we remove the source of jealousy from our life, depending on the caustic nature or otherwise of the person.

This article is from Love’s Longing 

8 Replies to “Our Destiny”

  1. “We are born where we are meant to be and we walk towards that which we are meant to grow into. We have an instinctive tendency to relentlessly move in the direction of our own destiny whether it is like that of the people around us or not. We will keep walking in that direction because nothing else will satisfy us. Every time we do something to rightly fulfill our destiny, we will feel alive, engaged, and at peace. This is how we find our place in the world. We are no one else but ourself and that is all we need to be in order to be happy. We just need the courage to be our honest, but best honest, self. Our true self; the self our soul recognizes as itself even without a name or a bodily form. It’s who we really are.”

    This is beautiful Donna and so true. I’ve loved, over the years, watching the way God has provided for each of us in my family (siblings)…how we each have followed a path that is truly uniquely designed for us….all different (and certainly not without bumps and bruises) but none the less, the path meant for us, finding our place in the world. I just love how that works out! Now I’m trying to hold on to that same promise for my sons…:)

    Thank you for this important and uplifting reminder.

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  2. The ‘older’ generation (especially men) commonly thought like this, didn’t they?? I can remember visiting you in Sydney, Donna, when I was around 5 or 6 years old. Feeling very special, sitting next to you in the back of my family’s old Tarago, I asked you what your job was. You told me “I am a social worker” and a voice from the drivers seat, very rudely, called back “that’s not a job!”. Thankfully, as a whole, our belief systems continue to evolve!! This same day (I think), we stopped to get ice-cream and we were told that the ice-creams we wanted were ‘adults’ ice-creams only. You ignored this and bought us the ice-creams we wanted anyway! You always had a way of making us feel absolutely special and unconditionally valued. Children are impressionable, and kindness is never forgotten.. X

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  3. Thank you for your book launch presentation and blog. It was such a beautiful opening and I noticed when you got to that last paragraph the whole room really seemed to resonate and almost move with the understanding and energy of what you were saying. A reminder to all of us who lose our focus and start to look on the outside rather than inside…I have already shared this with my partner as well.

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