There is no such thing as destiny,
like this grand place that you have
to go to fulfil your life and give you
all those dreams and ambitions
that you’ve always wanted
and must inevitably be yours
like getting a trophy or a cup.
No, there is no destiny,
for the purpose that we find is not
in some place or some time,
in some heavenly realm beyond,
but in the moments when we decide
and when we make our meaning
in the fragments and possibilities
of this life lived only now, only ever now.
And in the joy of newness now,
in the fresh excitement of discovery,
in the present of living without destiny,
lies all the adventure and the freedom
to live truly and fully and not be driven
helplessly to some end that you may
not want anyway.