A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it
– Jean de la Fontaine
Every year we grow in the likeness of our fathers; they say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Quite true, we are steered in a direction by our family and surroundings at a very young age. The effects of our up bringing never really cease to impact our lives. Everything is relevant, every stimulus affects the mind, though not obvious or noticed easily. The mind is a sponge soaking up all the energies and information in the environment. It is occurrences like these that we have no control.
History repeats itself all the time in the family tree, if you don’t believe me, then take time out to bridge the connections in your own. We often hear people talk about “the family curse” or why the “joneses” always seem to be doing so well. Why is it this way? Successful people have a “way” about them while poverty breeds more poverty.
Good people attract good people and channel the energy towards their endeavors, while the ones not so fortunate are trapped in the prism of failure and mediocrity. The bible has so many life lessons, though I’m not too religious certain verses often spring into my train of thought when I study life’s happenings.
Exodus 34 :7
“Keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.”
Well these versus are always left up to interpretation; when applied to directly to your life it makes perfect sense. Some one told me not to worry about tomorrow but do all I can today. Keep a calm temperament and manage stress, your life will shape into what is supposed to be, the plan or structure in your head is only a guide. Life is not rigid, expect the unexpected and welcome the deviations for the aesthetic education. The key is not to dwell on the negatives in the past or they will always have a reach into the present. Clear the ties, focus on where you want to be and act accordingly. It’s funny now, an author couldn’t write a similar plot to some of the experiences in my life.
Do you accept your fate?….