Believe what you want regarding destiny. You may believe in a future course that is divinely preordained, one that is a product of pure chance, or something in between. I’ve yet to encounter anyone who can say and demonstrate that they have figured it out.
I think it’s a logical conclusion that we humans do not know what lies in the path of our human journey.
There is no escaping another logical conclusion. We will as a species experience whatever is to come.
We will live life…
We will endure life…
We will experience life…
Forever, or until it ends.
Simple. Logical. Indisputable.
How would you like to live until then?
Until we die out and cease to exist, until we transcend our physical constraints and evolve into something different, or until we just continue to go on.
What kind of existence do you want?
Do you want an existence marked predominantly by hate, war, selfishness, intolerance, and violent retribution and revenge?
Our would you prefer an existence defined by love, peace, compassion, inclusion, selflessness, and non-violent social justice?
It is a choice.
I prefer the latter. Regardless of any master plan or lack there of.
I would rather live in a world where all of humanity is unified in their desire to craft the best possible existence, than any other alternative.
I believe that the only way to answer that question is to begin with an honest confession.
I don’t know.
What I do know is that I can do my part by living every day in a manner that reflects my vision of the world in which I want to live.
I refuse to acknowledge or engage those who are actively working against this ideal. I’m happy to include them… To love them… To be compassionate toward them… But, I don’t need to acknowledge, endorse, or support, what I believe are misguided words, deeds, actions, and ideals.
Instead, I choose to…
Respond to the hateful by loving them.
Respond to a lack of compassion with an act of compassion.
Engage those who advocate violence by advocating peace and non-violence.
React to acts of ignorance and unjustified exclusion with wise actions that embrace inclusion.
Behave and live life reflective of my vision of the world in which I want to live.