"Destiny doesn't mean that your life has been strictly predetermined. So to leave everything to fate and not actively contribute to the music of the universe is a misunderstanding...Your destiny is the LEVEL where you will play your tune. You can't change your instrument but how willingly and well you play is entirely in your own hands."
Elif Shafak, "The 40 Rules of Love"
And if you offer over the instrument to the Divine, then WHERE and HOW and WHAT to play gets shown quite clearly over time...with the results belonging to the One. Then you don't have to spend a lot time with the ego puzzling about it.
So I love this quote though it leaves that key piece out. Because to my mind, Divine Order runs the show and fills in all the details IF it is invited. If the music-playing is given to Eternity as a holy offering. Then it's not about just passively sitting on the sidelines, nor about the ego running things for all the wrong reasons. It just guides the actions if whole-heartedly invited to do so.
May this year your own personal music and offering become clear and obvious to your own being. May your life be filled with Divine and wonderful plot twists of the highest order for any who follow this column. May the Universe expand your heart and mind to places you never expected but are surprised and unbelievably grateful to receive.
And may you feel part of the symphony that accompanies this extremely strange but beautiful world of Love.
Thank you for being here.
PS. This yoga video just came my way yesterday and is exquisite. If you haven't seen it yet, please check it out. Beautiful way to inaugurate the new year.