After pondering over it for some time, trying to consider different aspects and POVs, thinking back on my previous experiences etc… here’s my take on it:
Over the last couple of years, I have seen myself evolve significantly in the way I view life, view the world around me. This change was always brewing inside, but little was I aware of this evolution that was happening at so many different levels. In the last year or so, it has come to the surface and I must say it’s had a positive impact on my life.
Coming to my point, I feel that many of us have been in that place at some point or the other, in our lives, where our beliefs could make us or break us. Oh, before I write further, I must clarify that by “beliefs” I mean beliefs of any sort, beliefs does not only mean beliefs in God, it could be belief in superstitions, belief in psychics, belief in (black) magic, ghosts, etc… Now, if we consider the “make” part of this argument – sure having strong beliefs and sticking to those beliefs is a good thing. But like every single entity in the universe, even beliefs come with two sides, the make and the break. Our strong beliefs also have so much influence on us that they can break us, prevent us from taking action.
Over the last couple of years, I have been constantly trying to fight the extremes. I was, am and always be a believer – a believer in MYSELF! Yes, sure I do believe in God – no matter what the form is, I believe in destiny, but I don’t sit idle to let life happen, I take charge. I do not understand people who say they believe in destiny and do nothing to serve themselves, take no action towards the betterment of their lives or even take no action to achieve what they want. I believe that one must do the needful from her/his side in achieving what she/he wants and if they are believers in destiny, she will take her course anyway…. it shouldn’t stop one from doing she/he must/wants. Stars are never going to align for us if we just sit here and keep blaming the stars for our fate. We will wither away and hit the dust and a life that could have been would be wasted.
While it all sounds grand, and is definitely easier said than done, it is important that a balance be struck between the two extremities of believers and non-believers. I find myself fighting the two extremes from time to time, but the more I work toward my dreams without doubting what I can achieve, the more enjoyable my journey becomes. One way or another if destiny is going to call the shots in the end 😉 why not make it fun for me as well, right? 🙂 No road is ever smooth, but at least if it’s a road I have chosen, I will enjoy the ride and the bumps that come along the way….
What do you believe in? What’s your take on this subject? Care to share your experiences? I’d love to hear 🙂