January 19, 2019

Do you believe in fate?

Claire Macdonald, 27

In the strange world of synchronicity and serendipity that we inhabit, these two facts are not unrelated.
Fate and destiny come under the roof of chance and the unexpected.
I like to think that having belief in these things take the daily pressure of life off us. It takes us out of the driver’s seat and therefore relinquishes control.

I do believe however, that our lives are planned out, but not by fate or destiny but the subconscious decisions that we make for ourselves day in and day out. These decisions are things we like or dislike, things we remember previously or things that have been taught to us from a very young age. Our personalities are ultimately the big deciders in what we do and emotions can be heavily involved in the route we end up taking, although sometimes it can be be impossible to shape ones own emotions, it therefore seems as if we are stuck at a crossroads of head over heart. What you think and what you feel.

Often at times we are forced into a situation that is out of our control and we are forced down a path we didn’t want to take. Running into the unknown looking for answers. Yet we find ourselves at a fork in the road, a new path that gives us the the strength to continue on our way. So why is it that some people seem to live charmed lives, full of lucky breaks and serendipitous chance encounters, while others experience one disaster after another? I believe its all down to those emotions. After traveling down that unknown path we must put the past behind and pick the path that feels right. Only then can we move on and be the best in ourselves.

Fate is used for those decisions and forks in the road that become the almost made to be moments which seem so bizarre to have happened in the first place, and who truly knows, maybe the universe really did help us along the way to becoming what we are today.


A Serendipitous Moment Of Fate
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