I’ve done to death the fate vs free will argument. Let us look at people who ‘come in’ to your life.
- A Reason.
We lose one ‘friend’ and gain another, who is with us for:
- A Season.
I have probably met over the years, through running and being on courses and talks, having had at least one dozen jobs, moved house ten times, constantly trying new things out, well over 10,000 people. Imagine keeping ‘seasonal’ relationships with all of them. I only have a small circle of those I would trust my life with. They are for:
- A Lifetime.
However, if you believe in the afterlife, no-one ever truly leaves you. Only their physical form departs. But that physical form can be compelling. We live in a body. The absence of touch, holding and being held is detrimental to health. If a partner or lover leaves or dies, it is obvious what goes with them.
What of those who come into your life in later years? Had both of you put down a marker before incarnation?
I have met ‘new’ people just before and since Anne passed who will be with me in some capacity for the rest of my life.
- What this might mean.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. If life is a continuous learning process, most of those in the first two categories will move on. Unless you don’t.
One of my beautiful stepdaughters told me that we should grab happiness which comes our way with both hands. Whether by ‘chance’, by design, or ‘fate.’
No, I neither planned or expect my life to be filled with wanting to do down or resent others, and the mainstream agenda is a recipe for perpetual grief. It was never intended to give an end date for the ‘war on terror.’ Isn’t it time we woke up to the fact enough of us can change the world of bombs, austerity, famine, disease, lies and fear to one of reason, for all seasons, in our lifetime?
Liberez vous. Nous sommes tous un.
Jack Stewart, 17 November 2015.