"Destiny is not a matter of chance.
It is a matter of Choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be Created."
~ William Jennings Bryan
Many months ago I put a shortened version of this quote up at my work, ("Destiny is not by chance but rather by Choice"), and I remember one day, a woman came in and read it. She vehemently shook her head in disagreement with it and proceeded to tell me about everything in her life that was going/had gone wrong. She was bitter about everything and I could see every heavily etched line on her face was the result of every worry she had ever harbored. She had over time, really perfected the 'victim' role and passionately denied that she could be in any way the Creator of her experiences...
The next day, the most loveliest woman came in and read the same quote. She was positively beaming with radiance & lightness - giving her face a youthfulness & beauty that was an utter deLight to behold. As she read the quote, I noticed her eyes misting over and she was nodding her head in agreement. She exuded love, wisdom & kindness and proceeded to tell me about all the ONEders of Being (a conscious creator & lucid Master of Life). Her Light was truly inspiring.
I was in awe of both women : Both Creators...one conscious of it, the other not. No judgement. Just awe - for the differences in the two states of consciousness truly was remarkable. Both had looked into a mirror. One did not like the reflection - even going so far as to deny it. The other saw the infinite YOUniverse, and at that moment...fell deeper in love with it All.
It seems Peace (both inner & outer) comes with Awareness.
Namaste & Blessed Be ONE'in'All.
Another PEACE ov You...
*'Kismet' is a word which means a predetermined course of events, ones destiny or fate (as chosen by one's self). It comes from the Persian root: qismat.