Embracing Your Destiny

If you ask people about destiny, you will receive as many different responses as there are people. In a nutshell, your destiny can be likened to your life purpose, and that, in itself, can open up a whole new discussion about the meaning of life. But you don’t have to go quite so deep in order to live the life you were meant to live and that really is what embracing your destiny is about. 

You were not born to live the life of your well-meaning parent’s, your friend’s or even your teacher’s dreams.  We are all blessed with different strengths, weaknesses and natural talents for a good reason, just as we are all blessed with different likes, dislikes, interests and preferences.  It really does take all types to make a world go around, and we must all play our special part, using our strengths, and yes, marching to the beat of our own drum. 

When you are living your own life, embracing your destiny, that is when you reach success most easily and enjoy the most sense of happiness and achievement… because you are doing what you were born to do, what you are good at, and generally enjoy doing.  When you force yourself to do something that is not in your destiny, generally to please others or because you feel obligated in some way, that is when you face struggle and dissatisfaction.

 All the experiences and opportunities that come into your life lead you in a certain direction. It may not be easily rationalised or make sense but it may feel right.  Sometimes, we let our heads make all our decisions and ignore our feelings, and that is when we are likely to stray off our path and end up anywhere.  Likewise, all the wishful thinking in the world won’t bring you what you hope for or believe you should have, and never is this more true than when you are asking for something that is not in your destiny.   On the other hand, just taking whatever comes your way, or going with the flow is also not about living your destiny.  That’s just giving up your choices and limiting yourself. 

Your destiny doesn’t shape your entire life because you also have free will and none of us walk a straight path in life… we take detours, twists and turns… we jump over obstacles and stray off the path enroute to our known and unknown destinations.  But the part of the journey that drives us, that makes us get up every morning and put one foot in front of the other, that driving force in all of us is our destiny calling.     

So your job is to embrace that feeling and go with it. Accept that deep longing within as an important message to you and start paying attention and see where it leads you.  We all deserve to live lives that are rich and fulfilling, without all the struggle and hardship, and when you embrace your destiny and start walking your own path, then you will start to experience that fulfilment.

When things are difficult and go wrong, that is a message telling you that maybe you are going the wrong way and should try something different.  Your destiny will touch your life often whether you are living and embracing it or not… life will always try to entice you on to the path that was meant just for you… all you have to do is keep your eyes open.

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