Welcome to this edition of the Weekly Circle—where we start the week with a few ideas that make us think.
This week, we’re thinking about Destiny. Author, philosopher, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson puts it best:
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
What is destiny or fate? Do we create it? Does it happen to us? Everyone has a different definition of what destiny means. Some say our life outcomes are determined by a higher power, others say it’s used as an explanation when things don’t go our way. What is the difference between these two words?
One of my favorite definitions comes from a friend of mine. She states that our future is in constant flux based on our choices and decisions we make. Our choices lead us down our paths where they open us to new opportunities or people that wouldn’t have appeared otherwise. Essentially, our destiny is shaped according to the combination of pre-determined conditions and other factors we are able to affect through our own efforts.
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What's your definition of destiny? How do you let it manifest in your life?