Destiny like a relationship between…horses
I was reading a book…yesterday I saw this part. I liked it and completely agree with the author! So I give you just a few lines to reflect about “how much can I be in control of my life?” or “which horse wins?”
“Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship: half of it you have no control over; half of it is absolutely in your hands. Man (or woman) is neither entirely puppet of the gods, nor is he entirely the captain of his own destiny; he’s a little of both.
We gallop through our lives like circus performers balancing on two speeding side-by-side horses – one foot is called “fate”, the other on the horse called “free will”.
And the question you have to ask every day is,
Which horse is which?
Which horse do I need to stop worrying about because it’s not under my control, and, which do I need to steer with concentrated effort?”
(text from “Eat pray love” by Elizabeth Gilbert)