1.Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.— Thomas Merton, Love And Living
Destiny doesn’t always come when it’s convenient or when you think it should. It comes when you’re ready, whether you know it or not.
Destiny deals you your hand and what you do with the cards is up to you.
— Kenneth Eade, Political Thriller : Traffick Stop, an American Assassin Story
Some things are destined to be — it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.
Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves
We are all subject to the fates. But we must act as if we are not, or die of despair.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
I knew it like destiny, and at the same time, I knew it as choice.
Almost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of ‘psst’ that you usually can’t even hear because you’re in such a rush to or from something important you’ve tried to engineer.
Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.
We are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.
Don’t confuse poor decision — making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok. We all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!
There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them. Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often do a future that is impossible to ignore.
Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker, or a lottery vendor: its three most common personifications. But what destiny does not do is home visits. You have to go for it.
What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.
Fate doesn’t guarantee us a happy ending. We’re not promised to be together no matter what. But in dimension after dimension, world after world, fate gives us a chance. Our destiny isn’t some kind of mystical prophecy. Our destiny is what we do with that chance.
Our destiny is aligned with our heart’s innermost longing, a longing embedded within our soul before birth. This longing is a unique pattern or configuration reminiscent of the constellations in the night sky. When we express (press out) our unique configuration, it shines through us with an otherworldly luminosity, manifesting abundance in our lives and the lives of others. Our sole task is to yoke our inner destiny, thread it through our lives and weave it into the world. All else is just shadows and dust.
Does our purpose on Earth directly link to the people whom we end up meeting? Are our relationships and experiences actually the required dots that connect and then lead us to our ultimate destinies?
Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.
The mystery of human destiny is that we are fated, but that we have the freedom to fulfill or not fulfill our fate: realization of our fated destiny depends on us. While inhuman beings like the cockroach realize the entire cycle without going astray because they make no choices.
Fate is just another word for people’s choices coming to a head. Destiny, coincidence, whatever you name it. It inevitably lies in our hands.
Life is not only about the choices you make. That some of them will be made for you.
That’s the thing about destiny: It can’t be predicted, and it’s usually pretty odd.
‘What would I do if you never came here?’ But I was ALWAYS coming here. I thought about one of my favorite Sufi poems, which says that God long ago drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. I was never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.
The truth is revealed when you are ready to receive it when you need it in order to move forward to take the next step in your journey. To move on toward your destiny.
Destiny’s what you make of it. You have to face whatever life throws at you.
It’s a funny thing, how much time we spend planning our lives. We so convince ourselves of what we want to do, that sometimes we don’t see what we’re meant to do.
Each meeting occurs at the precise moment for which it was meant. Usually, when it will have the greatest impact on our lives.
I believe we make our own destinies, every last one of us.
Destiny is a worrying concept. I don’t want to be fated, I want to choose.
— Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
Destiny is a lie. Destiny is justification for atrocity. It is the means by which murderers armour themselves against reprimand. It is a word intended to stand in place of ethics, denying all moral context.
Sometimes you imagine that everything could have been different for you, that if only you had gone right one day when you chose to go left, you would be living a life you could never have anticipated. But at other times you think there was no other way forward–that you were always bound to end up exactly where you have.
No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create?
You can never know about about your own destiny: are the people you meet there to play a part on your own destiny, or do you exist just to play a role in theirs?
Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you’ll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you’ll survive
When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn, and where we end up is really, in fact, where we always intended to be.
Environment is what you make it and destiny is how you react to your environment: whether you try to overcome it or just resign yourself to it.
Still she wondered: did the present deliver up the future, or must you chase your destiny like a harpoonist?
What if destiny doesn’t care?
That’s the thing about your destiny how are you supposed to know when it arrives? How are you supposed to recognize it from random life?
DESTINY is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you’re about WILL COME TRUE. It’s a kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self, because it’s a fragile feeling, and you put it out there, then someone will kill it. It’s best to keep that all inside.
Destiny, she’d learned, was written in the heavens; a person couldn’t take what the universe didn’t wish to give.
The future is not in the hands of fate, but in ours.
Fate or not, our lives are still the results of our choices.
At any given moment in our lives, there are certain things that could have happened but didn’t. The magic moments go unrecognized, and then suddenly, the hand of destiny changes everything.
We live behind the closed doors of our own destiny.
Destiny is not one push, she thought as she waited to cross a quiet street on that cold Paris evening years later, but a thousand small moments that through insight and hard work you line up in the right direction, like the magnet does the metal shavings.
A person’s destiny is something you look back at afterwards, not something to be known in advance.
No matter how pathetic or pitiful, every human is fated to have one moment in their lives in which they can change their own destiny.
Real destiny takes everything—the last drop of blood, and strip out your veins to be sure—and gives it back doubled. Quadrupled. A thousand-fold! But you can’t give halves. You have to give it all. I know. I swear. I’ve come back from the dead to speak the truth to you. Real destiny gives you a mountain of life, and puts you on top of it.
Fear is an inhibitor that has kept more people from fulfilling their destiny than any other one emotion.
All of us have a path to follow and the path begins on earth.