Is “fate” inescapable?
The paralysis of our child….all that had to be done was to say the word, “no”, and there would not have been paralysis….that day. Maybe the day of the rescheduled surgery it could be different…including death, instead?
In order for “fate” to be possible, there has to be a perception of certainty that an event WILL definitely happen. This doesn’t mean the type of fate where, say, a person is falling towards a pool, and they’re wondering if they will get wet. More like, they’re miles from the pool party, and they are positive that, if they go, they WILL fall into the pool. We’re talking “the future”, here. How can anyone presume to even possess a “fate”?
A sense of fate appears to come from a sense/occurrence we don’t/can’t have……according to who? What if it turns out that, space/time fluctuates and EVERYONE, participating in time, (who pays attention to such things) can “tune in”, on occasion, or whatever.
In the paralysis example, it never played out to the point where, having rescheduled, what then happened. But I guarantee you, if I had kept a close enough watch, we would have never scheduled it for May, in my 34th year! We already waited three years, to have a family, until I was only one year from having this “fate” be impossible. ….nice try…. In this case, trying to avoid it, MADE it happen?!!
When it comes to the swimming pool example, skip going to the pool, and there’s no falling in. Or, go to the party, but nowhere near the pool. Of course then you run the risk of, the reason you saw this fate, falling down, only elsewhere….and the reason your attention was drawn to that fate in the first place was because there was great trauma in falling in the pool, then, realizing, if it had been elsewhere, it may have been worse…falling in was the good outcome?!!
All of this speculating is great fun, but the answer is………………….”fate” can be changed. “Fate” is what you get if you make all the decisions you would usually make (and, eventually, do). At ANY time in this process, you can say, “no”, and do ANYTHING else to change the “flow”.
As a death “process” survivor (yeah! DPS, not NDE!), it’s clear. The promise to tell “EVERYONE” (on the planet) what I saw……THAT could change things.
A foreseen future is not an inescapable “fate”. Change it. Walk away. Sit, and never get up. Get up and never sit. Whatever it takes.