Fate. and Choice.
Which is it that directs our futures?
Are we all merely floating down the cosmic river of space time, being carried by its current to places pre-determined, or do we have control of the flow of the river, does your choices in navigating the white waters really affect the ultimate destination of your journey?
Our physical world being made up of millions and millions of dancing protons and electrons in its essence. Whatever we perceive of our world is in intrinsic nature purely vibrating particles of matter. Everything that makes you matter is made up of matter. From your hairdryer, your favourite outfit, to the things you eat and drink, to nature and trees and lakes and mountains, the sun, the stars, the sky, and the air you breathe is all a concentration of the same basic ingredients.
In a quantum sense, it is known that the path that these particles take happens to change or alter their behaviour when they are under observation. The act of looking, or perceiving changes the path the electrons take. When left to its own devices, the particles behave in a manner that suggests that they exist in multiple possibilities of any given moment of existence, simultaneously.
Does that mean that all matter in our entire universe is constantly experiencing every probable opportunity of its own existence concurrently at any given point in time? Are we merely an ocean of particles existing in a multiplex of equidistant time-dimensions acting out all the possible outcomes of every probable path that your vibrating matter can conceivably take? Like a giant universe size game of three-dimensional chess where there would be an unlimited number of layers and a hundred billion chess pieces moving around in a predisposed manner testing out each and every single path of the game, all happening in every fraction of a millisecond, constantly.
Until it is observed. The observer would be our thoughts, our mind, our consciousness. The act of our mind being consciously aware of what we do, what surrounds us and what paths lay before us, sets in motion the course of the possible immediate future. Falling from the infinite floating plethora of possibilities down like giant Tetris tiles fitting into each other and completing a layer, a moment in time and onto the next. Our conscious or sub-conscious choices, in perception to the reality surrounding us is what lays out the corporeal existence around us.
We choose the paths our future is set in purely by the act of thinking, being conscious, being aware. We choose the tiles that fall into place next not by random, but selectively even though we may not know or realize it. A different choice could result in a different future entirely, a chain reaction feeding off the subliminal to impactful day to day actions like what you choose to eat for breakfast, from whether to turn left or right, to what conversation you have with a friend, to whether you allow your sadness to keep hold in your heart, whether you should leave the man who mistreats you, to what colour nail-polish you wear on you nails today, all fall in place because you have caused those events to unfold in that certain order for your own.
Your mind the ever omnipresent observer of all that is past, present and future is what ultimately creates your solid reality as you float through the space-time river, floating deliberately rather than predeterminately. What we determine as fate, being those moments in time where your path collides with the path of another’s, to the surprise of even your own mind.