Portfolio of Hope

‘What’s meant for you won’t pass you by.’

‘What will be will be.’

‘Everything happens for a reason.’

The above quotes, although seen by many as being incredibly ‘cliché’, are, in my view, very much the truth. As a big believer in fate, I really do hold the opinion that we are all on a path that was mapped out for us before we were born. Where our predetermined path goes though, is, ultimately, out of our control.

The big question that, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering, is: ‘Who mapped out the path for us?’ and, ‘If we’re not in control of our destiny, then who is?’

If we could definitively answer these questions, then we would’ve prevented many wars fuelled by religious ideologies over the years. Unfortunately, however, we can’t. There is no way of knowing, hence why there are so many religions out there, each with their own interpretation of fate. My interpretation? Although I consider myself to be ‘spiritual’- I believe wholeheartedly in the concept of a ‘higher power’- I do not try to think too deeply about what that higher power actually is. Why? Because it is beyond human comprehension. Therefore, I could spend my whole life trying to discover the ‘truth’, but I would be on my deathbed none the wiser, having wasted my whole life trying to achieve an impossible feat. So, my advice? Don’t think too deeply. It will all make sense one day.

One quote that I saw recently, a quote that, telling no word of a lie, gave me goosebumps as I read it, said; ‘when it is all finished, you will discover it was never random.’ Read into that what you will, but for me, this points to fate again, inferring that, as the quote at the beginning of today’s post reads; ‘everything happens for a reason.’

My belief in the presence of a higher-power, and in fate, is a big comfort to me. While some people might fear the concept that they are ultimately out of control of their life, to me, it is, in fact, a calming concept. Knowing that, even on the days when I feel lost and directionless, and lacking purpose, there is something far greater than anything I have ever known looking out for me, makes my worries seem that little bit smaller, and makes getting out of bed the next day, seem that little bit easier.

Feeling lost, directionless, and lacking purpose are certainly feelings that I have had recently, to an even greater extent than usual, and that has, unsurprisingly, left me feeling depressed. Amid my depression, something that I lost sight of was my belief in a higher power, and in fate. Reigniting my belief and reminding myself of everything I have written about today, has been a great motivator for me to remain hopeful, even through the dark days when I feel completely void of all hope. I remind myself that, I might not know what I want to do with my life at this point, and that, my days might feel a little bit directionless right now, but this is just a small segment of a big path. I will turn a corner soon, I am sure, and things will seem clearer. So, for now, I will just have to trust in the higher power that has set me out on this path, and keep going, with faith that I am going through this for a reason.

I hope that if you have been feeling a bit lost recently too, that you can take comfort from these words, and feel more at peace with your life, wherever you are at in it.

Stay hopeful for brighter days.

They’re coming, I am sure of it.


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