I always wondered what my destiny was. Was I in for a long haul of unhappiness, confusion, and feeling utterly lost?
Last week I wrote a blog about “our dreams”. I told you how I envisioned offering the world what I’ve discovered about the universal laws that govern human behavior based on emotions. That dream has been the rudder keeping me on course all these years.
There’s another word that’s close in meaning to dreams but very different in definition. That word is DESTINY. The dictionary defines destiny as “the predetermined, usually inevitable or irresistible, course of events.” It’s our fate or dharma.
I’ve wondered: What am I meant to do while here on earth?
I’ve already been a teacher of introductory psychology and meditation, a successfully retailer, an importer of carved stones from Mexico, and a psychotherapist. But I knew these occupations were not my destiny.
Then, I met my second spiritual teacher, Gurumayi Chidvilasanada. I thought if anyone could illuminate me on this topic, she could. So one hot day in India, I asked her. I must have been in that pure innocent place because she answered! She didn’t say “be a psychotherapist” or write a book about how we’re wired. She started to call me “the Destiny Lady” and told me that my destiny was to “always ask her what to do.”
Now that was an unexpected and curious thing to say: words to contemplate long and hard. That was about 25 years ago. I’ve learned that my destiny isn’t to go running to my teacher every time I don’t know what to do. The answers are inside of me and if I ask within and listen, I’ll know what is the best course of action to take. Her inner knowing and mine come from the same source.
It’s a battle between the mind and our desires, and our inner knowing. Who should be in charge? I know my destiny is to obey the latter.
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