Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Path

We come into this life with a path set before birth. This path is chosen for what we need to learn, what we need to do in this lifetime. This does not mean that The Fates rule our lives. It simply means that we are born with a road map, preserving free choice within that map.

Our choices before each birth determine our geographical location, family into which we will be born and the time of our entry to the world. We could not be born to Native American parents in Canada and through choice, become African-Americans in Egypt, however we can make choices during our lifetime that would take us from Canada to Egypt. We would still be Native-American Canadians, born of Native American Canadian parents.

Our early lives are governed by our pre-birth choices, but as we get older and start to make conscious choices, our road map is laid out in front of us. Each choice we make can change the course of our lives on that map. Free Will......


6 comments:

Swahilya said...

Hey Zareba: That's beautiful understanding, deep contemplation.

Zareba said...

Thank you, Swahilya. I have spent many years on the path, watching both my actions and reactions, and those of others. What I have seen most is that many people feel a sense of incompleteness, but with no idea how to even start to find their own paths.

That is why I wrote the first book, trying to show there is a way from that vague sense of dissatisfaction to having one's feet securely on one's path.

Much of what I post here and in the book is from my own journals of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

...Z

Darlene said...

I so appreciate your explanation, and it seems so true. We're born with genes and so many things we inherit through those who bear us. Yet we still have the option of choice, and yes, every decision, every choice we make could entirely change our destiny.

Zareba said...

Thank you, Darlene. ...Z

defiant goddess said...

I love to contemplate these kinds of ideas. Thank you!

Zareba said...

Thank you, Goddess. I really appreciate all the feedback I get, and makes it worthwhile to communicate.

...Z