Wednesday, October 17, 2007

i just saw this on another blog.


fate decides who enters your life and you decide who stays

wow.
i realize this may be something everyone already has read or heard, but i hadn't.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you decide someone should stay, and they decide to leave, is that a twist of fate?

revrin rick said...

i honestly don't know.
i'm so focused right now on the importance of being about intentionality and clarity, that maybe i'm not seeing this clearly, but i think that my choices are mine, and anybody else's aren't my business. and it's okay.
in which case, fate is just doing its thing and it's okay too.

Anonymous said...

I agree, but I believe there is a sort of corrective force in things that takes over or at least has influence over you in those times when intentionality is misguided and/or clarity is out of focus. So, you might decide to take someone or something into your life and the corrective force comes to a different conclusion. And so, it may be important to preserve a kind of trust in fate even as you attempt to "take charge" and limit fate's impact.

revrin rick said...

yes. i absolutely believe in the sort of corrective force in things. for a while i didn't believe in that - specifically because i have seen way too much painful stuff that has happened to people seemingly randomly. i now believe that this sort of corrective force is at work doing the best that it can. that human beings' decisions are sometimes un-correct-ible/able, too stubbornly entrenched, whatever ... and yet this thing comes and helps out.
or maybe it's even bigger than that - perhaps it's that All Is As It Should Be ... or, as my therapist says, you could not be anywhere except exactly where you are in this moment - because you are where you are in this moment.

is something helping guide us in that? correcting/ impacting/ informing? i think so. i think it's god, though not in the way most people think of god. i believe god is love, and love is always creating and healing and present. and there is a huge, gigantic, unimaginably complex universe within and beyond us and what we see and construct in our heads, and when i am still and open, i feel part of that, and i know that all is indeed well.

and my decisions in that? i am just - as i truly believe every person on earth is - doing the best i can with what i've got in that moment.

Twisted Christian said...

I love that quote and the discussion above. It makes me glad I just posted two quotes from my favorite show on TV.

The "Yes yes yes..." blog is one of my favorite rooms. :)

journeyingrick said...

YIPPEEE T.C.!

nonprofitprophet said...

interesting quote, especially after our conversation yesterday.

journeyingrick said...

yeah, TELL ME ABOUT IT.
ain't it funny who and what fate/god/spirit/universe brings tap tap tapping along into our path.
and just think, we've been brought into theirs as well.

nonprofitprophet said...

that's good for ttthhhheeeeemmmm.