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May, 1999

Creating Destiny? Or not?

Recently I was planning to go on an extended trip. I had prepared everything, and was reviewing the various things I would do once I got there. However, an unusual anxiety about this trip was gnawing away in the pit of my stomach.

Now, you must understand that numerous times in the past I had done a similar thing, without any anxiety. So there was no reason for me to get anxious. Nevertheless, I was.

As it turned out, a few hours before my flight something happened that made me miss my flight, and the entire trip. What then?

Well, I went through a few days of very high stress fire fighting to bring some semblance of order to things. But that was not enough. This event had thrown out all my plans. I had not made any contingency plans either. So I had to go back to the basics. I realized that this was an opportunity for me to practice everything that I talk about, otherwise, everything I say is merely worthless theory.

I had to focus on living day by day, one day at a time, one event at a time. I had to regain my presence of mind, let go of the past and future, and do the right thing because it was the right thing to do. And that in itself commanded considerable psychic energy.

Sometime later, I was talking to a friend about my pre-trip anxiety. Her natural comment was that it was my anxiety that created the mishap. In other words, as we read in many books regarding mind power, it was my sub-conscious thoughts that drew the events to me. To put it simply, I created it.

I had thought about that before, yet the nature of my experience was such that I was not convinced of it. The question that still remains for me is whether this was something that I created and drew to myself, or whether it was one of those destined events that I had picked up on psychically, had a premonition if you will, and that was the cause for my anxiety.

To this day it is not clear if it was something that I could have avoided, or whether in my heroic journey through life, this was one of those dragons that I had to face and slay?

Shahriar Shahriari
Vancouver, Canada
May 1999

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