Life has many analogies. One of my favourite ones is life as a road.
I also like to think of life as a painting. I have never ever painted, but I like the idea.
We all come into this world with a paint-box made up by our genes and inner inclinations. Heredity and environment continue to influence us for the rest of our lives.
Yet it’s absolutely up to us how to use the tools we have, and which picture to paint. Besides, we can add some new paints to our boxes as we progress, or get rid of the ones we don’t need.
Our omnipotence is thus manifested in the freedom of choice and will versus fate and determinism.
There is always a degree of determinacy in our lives that is linked to our inherited qualities, our past actions and present wishes. It can be called determinism, destiny, fate, or in any other way.
At the same time, though, there is space for freedom as we are free to choose today how to live tomorrow.
Universe gives us stones, but we are not stones – we are builders.
Universe gives us rocks, but we are not rocks – we are sculptors.
Universe gives us paints, but we are not paints – we are artists.