The wheel of life is continuously spinning. It spins swiftly, bringing abrupt changes into our lives. Sometimes, change is hindered when life becomes stagnant; thus, time becomes worthless. This only occurs when we become lost and frustrated by our circumstances. We hope that an outside force can rescue us from our situations; but so often, we forget that the most powerful force lies asleep within us.
I remember when I woke up from the living dead. I watched the sunrise as my room was being filled with light. It was a scene that I hadn't seen in a very long time, and I knew that this marked the awakening of my consciousness.
The wheel began to spin and chant:
Nothing is ittefaq ("co-incidence" in Urdu). Everything is kismat ("destiny" in Hindi"). Everything is written. Everything is written. Everything is written. We will spin to lead you to your purpose. We must spin. The chariot will come to help you move forward. Do not control the chariot or else it will crash.
Why can I not control the chariot? I wondered.
The chariot comes at the right time, and we cannot control timing. We can only work with the present Now. When the chariot diligently takes you where you need to be, the Now will change. Everything may look like ittefaq, but everything is kismat. Shikha, do not control the chariot for timing will backfire. You have tried in the past, and everything fell apart. But, the tower must burn to the ground in order for you to see clearly again. Each cycle must go through death for strength to be reborn. Trust me, it is time to spin.
What about freewill? I asked.
Freewill is good for our daily situations. It is very important to listen to the Self that is where the truth lies. If you pay attention to your inner voice, then you will be led to situations that may seem like ittefaq. However, it's just you creating your kismat.
I am so confused.
I will repeat this again. Nothing is ittefaq. Everything is kismat. Everything is written. Everything is written. Everything is written. We will spin to lead you to your purpose. We must spin. There is nothing to fear.