Sunday, March 10, 2013

Do we REALLY create our own destiny ?

Yes, it's a popular notion...
perhaps even a comforting one....
the idea that we are the creators of our own lives...
But is it really the truth ?

Take the mother who is walking across the street with her three children...
(a GOOD mother....a RESPONSIBLE mother)
The 2 year old breaks free of her maternal grasp in what feels like a millisecond....
 runs back into the traffic,
and gets killed by a passing truck....
The mother is devastated beyond measure....
Mind-blowingly devastated by what has just happened.....
From that point forward, she can barely lift her eyes up to meet another's gaze...
She thwarts her responsibilities with regard to her other children.....
essentially hands them off to her husband and her mother...
knowing full well that she is momentarily unequipped to care for them properly..
wracked,as she is, with survivor guilt and whatnot....
Her fault ???
Her creation ???

Was her grasp not tight enough ?
Were her reflexes not quick enough ?

Are we REALLY in charge of what happens in our lives ?
Where did this notion come from ?
Sure, it's all "Yogic" and "New Age" and even Kabbalistic...
 to practice directing our "intention" in one direction or another....
to believe that we actually CAN affect change or momentum...
 or even outcome...
But what is REAL ?
What is the TRUTH about "Creation" ?

Thoughts ?