Sunday, April 30, 2006

Living Your Destiny

I have just finished reading a news article on a Jewish mother who lost her son in the 9/11 attacks in New York. The thing that struck me was the line: "The attacks of September 11 2001, rewrote destinies the world over."

Interestingly, this Jewish woman, Marilynn Rosenthal, chose to research the background to the killer of her son and came out the other end as a defence witness against the putting to death of al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui.

I sense that instead of fighting her destiny, this lady chose to live her destiny. Destinies were not rewritten by the events of 9/11; the attack was destiny.

In life we can choose to fight our destinies or alternatively, embrace them and allow them to unfold.

I think I do spend a lot of time fighting my own destiny because it isn't necessarily what I want it to be...but I am learning over time to recognise who I am and what my destiny probably is and to start living my life in support of it.

And funnily enough, the more I embrace it, the greater my sense of peace...


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