|Will||# Posted on June 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm|
I think that “destiny” or “God’s plan” is the same thing as “reality,” only where “reality” normally refers to the present, “destiny”/”God’s plan” refers to the future.
The trouble with this question is that the future isn’t real. “The Future” is just an idea; it never really exists, because of course, tomorrow never comes. It may be a useful idea to talk about, but it isn’t a REAL idea. The only moment that ever really exists is Now.
Accordingly, when people talk about “destiny” or “God’s plan”, they generally mean “something over which we have no control.” Consequently, you can talk about destiny or God’s plan all you like, but these are the weakest kinds of symbols, because they have no basis in the present reality. The point of all this being that it doesn’t do anyone much good to worry about “destiny” or “God’s plan” in this kind of fatalistic sense of being some force which is incredibly more powerful than ourselves.
Techniques like visualization allow you to work on accomplishing a task in the present, which really exists; therefore, the practice of visualization is able to accomplish something. You spent those 20 minutes a day DOING ideas of “having good grades and perfect skin … and confidence.” By visualizing, you aren’t merely daydreaming or just thinking about how nice it would be IF ONLY YOU WERE this or that; instead, you are actually BEING the very “this or that” upon which you’re focused.