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Can the path of destiny change course, or are we set on one path?

  1. Anika Vaghela profile image72
    Anika Vaghelaposted 6 years ago

    Can the path of destiny change course, or are we set on one path?

    In my personal opinion, I think it can change due to your karma. What do you reckon?


  2. SidKemp profile image95
    SidKempposted 6 years ago

    Some people may be set on a single course for life. But I think that most of us have more than one purpose, or different purposes at different times.

    I have a friend with a sad and wonderful story. When he was in his twenties, he met his soulmate. They lived together and loved. But she turned very dark and negative, and they could not stay together. He felt like his life was over. He prayed, and God answered. God said, "Yes, being with your Soulmate was your life purpose. But she has free will, and chose not to do it. So, now, I give you a new purpose. Love the whole world as you loved her."

    I believe that we all share a purpose in Spirit, to let Love into the world. From this, it follows that whatever we do, let us do it without harming ourselves or anyone else.

    I believe we each also have one or more unique purposes. These come from our unique Soul. They are found through inner exploration, and expressed in Creativity, Service, and in whom we are called to serve.

    So, let us be peaceful and loving. Let is find the Purpose for this time in our lives, if we do not know it already. And let us work and play each day to make that Purpose real in this world.

    Then we are the unique gift to the world that the Divine wants us to be.

    May we do this, and may the world be healed through us.

  3. Gareth Pritchard profile image87
    Gareth Pritchardposted 6 years ago

    I know very little about Karma but I am very sure life is like living in a pin ball machine, you are rolling along when suddenly you hit a bumper, that projects you in another direction. Destiny is only a path to the next bumper and so on. Also I believe you can direct yourself towards a bumper but there is no guarantee that you will not be bumped into another direction again. I think even the most single minded, determined people, get bumped off in different directions but because of their single mindedness they manage to bring everything back to themselves and their planed destiny.

  4. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    Our path is predetermined even before we are born by Almighty God. We may choose to follow that chosen path, or not. God will not force us, nor decide for us.

  5. justateacher profile image81
    justateacherposted 6 years ago

    I believe that we are given a general direction in which to go but there many paths to walk on to get to our destination. We can choose our path, but if we choose the wrong one another path will appear to get us to our destination...

  6. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 6 years ago

    The belief - and I hold to it, at present, anyway  - is that we have freedom of choice.  This is the main thing.  But it goes a lot deeper than that, I suspect.  For example, the choices made by the majority of people, in our own culture, other cultures, all have results which impact on us, therefore making our own choices more difficult to be made free of bias.   By that, I mean we are influenced by our culture.   

    For example, if the egos of one country's leaders are in conflict with the leaders of another, we might choose to go to war to kill people we don't even know.   In this instance, if we young and immature - and most volunteer militia generally are - we create negative karma for ourselves and for our country.  But who is responsible here?   The leaders?   The young soldiers?   Or the thoughts and actions of whole populations?   And are those who are copping it, being attacked, being paid back for their own karmic deeds?

    Karmic balancing?   I think so.  Not only our own karma but the entire world's.
    Karma carried forward from past lives (if one believes it, and I tend to) can be seen as absolute injustice or fate or a vindicive god by those who don't believe in past lives and karma.   "Why me?" we say.   

    I think there is so much wisdom extant which we either don't understand or simply refuse to take on board.  For example, the adage:  'As above, so below; as within, so without.'   In other words what we have in our souls manifests in our lives.  We create our own heavens or hells (and what lies between these two polarities) with our minds.   The world might be objective and neutral 'out there.'  'in here' it is decidedly not the case.

    No, I don't know if everything - or even anything -  I've said here is true.  But it is a philsophy worth understanding and endeavoring to live by.

      "Know thyself!"   It sounds so simple.    A lifetime of self-study and still I've ot a long, long way to go.   But I can say that I honestly believe I have spiritual guidance, and that so does anyone else who wishes to "Know his or her real self."

    Nice to know that so many others are on similar quests of self-understanding.

  7. CloudExplorer profile image78
    CloudExplorerposted 6 years ago

    Destiny has a single path in my book, no matter how hard you may attempt to fight its heavy loaded current of high or low tidings.  What I mean by my this is, since we are all not born under the exact same conditions, God grants us all differing abilities, advantages, disadvantages, and than after time tills over, we are presented with a vast arrangement of choices, many of which are preset for us all to follow. 

    You can choose to go any direction you like, but you cannot change the fact that your personality is set in stone from birth, to lead you to one definitive path, which is reason why so many people find themselves becoming what they are early or later, which is mostly due to unseen motives god has put in their paths for reasons they may not understand. 

    Whether you believe in a higher power or not, there's much evidence and proof that there is a creator in existence that leads us all to our final destinations, and how we arrive there isn't of much relevance as it is to the fact that we were chosen for such a specified course and direction prior to our being born. 

    I also feel that our parents only play a minor role in such a thing as destiny, because some people have the a unseen tendency to grow away from pre-destined paths their parents have chosen for them.

  8. JenJen0703 profile image83
    JenJen0703posted 6 years ago

    We are all here for a set amount of time, predetermined by God.  The decisions we make, our so-called "destiny" is already known by him.  We are all put on this earth with a purpose, none of us were created by accident.  I am not a religious person, but do consider myself to be spiritual.  I think the best thing is to do the best with what we have each day and listen to what is on our heart and conscience.

  9. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    there is no path or any such thing. life is what you personally make of it . were not destined to do anything and we sure aren't guided by some mythical force. as for karma, that's about as real as santa.there is even one guy commenting on your question that is about as real a christian as i am god himself.

  10. possum lover profile image57
    possum loverposted 6 years ago

    I believe we are in total control of our lives, and we can choose any & change any pathway we desire.