Do you believe that somewhere, out there, in the grand scheme of things your destiny is all mapped out for you?
Do we arrive at points in our life through our own choices, or because it is our destiny?
I believe in destiny.
I believe that whatever choices we make in life, ultimately we will end up where we were meant to – sometimes it just takes a little longer, if we take a detour!
I don’t know who decides our destiny, but I do believe that whatever our journey through life, be it fraught with difficulties or a walk in the park, it is a journey we are given because we can handle it.
I was told once that we are given the life we can handle.
I like to think of that when I am feeling low and feel that the world is against me, it gives me hope and courage to continue and the belief that I am strong enough to handle anything.
You know, in the beginning it’s very awkward as you get used to the way it feels.
You hit the odd bum note, and sometimes can be very out of tune.
Sometimes you think “to hell with this, it’s too difficult!” and swap to try a different instrument.
But with practise the right instrument becomes part of you and you become one with the instrument.
Until with no effort at all you make the most beautiful music 😉
The beginning bit is always the hardest as you try to get in step with your fellow climber.
Sometimes the rhythm just never kicks in and you have to continue up the mountain alone.
Sometimes your fellow climber decides the path is too difficult and just bails on you.
Sometimes your fellow climber decides he’d rather climb another, less tricky mountain.
Sometimes your fellow climber stumbles and you hold out your hand to catch them – whether they decide to grab back is their choice.
Sometimes you stumble and need a steadying hand – your fellow climber may or may not help.
The further up the mountain you travel the climb gets easier as you know how to work together to make the journey.
If you are very lucky, you will find a climber who will make it to the top of the mountain with you.
And when you get there, you can reflect on the journey taken and enjoy the view!