Hands up all of you who believe “whatever is meant to be will be; if it happens it happens; whatever occurs is God’s will?” Okay you can put your hands down now, and I will see you after class. The undetermined outcome of any thought or action is undetermined. There’s no room in undeterminable outcomes for the fatalism of “oh well.” Only the determined are wilful, only the determined choose free will over fate. Only those who look under the hood or push start their car will get it going when it breaks down. You are in the driver’s seat of your life and therefore cannot be a passenger without control of your destination. Choose carefully the roads you take in life, some will be wide and smooth, but others will be dead ends. Always check the fuel, oil, and tyres before driving, as a little preparation can save a lot of trouble down the road. Accept that your destiny is driven firstly by your free will choices – right or wrong, and in accepting the keys to your vehicle, take full responsibility for your actions and their outcomes on the roads of life. Most importantly remember that whatever happens is usually more due to past car-ma than future destiny.
Guru Karma Gain is an imaginary friend of the writer Kay Sharp ©2014