Is Fate a Myth or Reality?


This weekend I am going on holidays to sunny Portugal for a whole week! I have been publishing my Kindle book about the Easter Rising to a paperback so as to include the centenary ceremonies of this year. I have been really busy!

Just yesterday I heard that another plane had crashed and that it was probably a terrorist attack. The plane may have been blown out of the sky by a land to air missile.

I began to wonder, how much control do we really have in our lives? How much in our lives does fate play a role or does choice play a role? Is there really any such thing as choice or is that a construct the human race has developed so we do not have to think we are slaves to fate and in service to a higher being superior to us beyond our imagination?


Yes we do have choices to make. But how limited are these choices?

 A child stands in front of a fire. His mother has taken her eye off him for a few seconds. The child is fascinated by the fire; he reaches his hand out to the dancing flames. In that moment he can chose between what his parents told him not to do and withdraw his hand or plunge his hand into the fire, going against his parents teaching. He puts his hand in the fire and is scarred for life. He went against his parents wishes and suffered. Do we really only have a choice between what we were born to do and accept our fate or die unhappy, fighting and rejecting it?  I think we only really have a choice between being who we are and trying to be who we are not.




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Gabriel Woods

I am the author of The Golden Age Dawns, a fantasy science fiction book.I have traveled to many countries around the world including India, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, America, Amsterdam, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. I have worked in mental health and disability for most of my life. I have an honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aid-work Management, a Certificate in Counseling Skills and I am a certified coach. I have written my first novel, The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in Amazon at the end of April. I have a Kindle book available in Amazon Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom which is very popular and has achieve high ratings. I have always aimed to help and support people all my working life. Much of my learning from this is in my book, some of the ideas I share on this blogging site along with beautiful places I write about that I have traveled to. I am concerned about world politics at the moment and hope that my new book will go toward making the world a better place and helping individuals feel better about themselves. I am living in Ireland near Dublin. Apart from writing my book I have been working as a volunteer on a helpline for people with depression, bipolar and depression. What I love most is traveling and sunny countries. I love to visit important spiritual, religious, or historic places when I am in holiday but I also like holidays on the beach. I have a wide variety of music that I like from pop music to dance music and rock music. My hobbies are social commentary, politics, reading all kinds of books, the gym, gardening, D.I.Y. I love to socialize and meet new people. I like to learn new things. I am the author of: Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom My Novel The Golden Age Dawns. Gabriel Woods achieved a degree in psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. He then studied a postgraduate course in UCD which focused on the management of humanitarian aid work. He learned about African culture and the issues aid workers face in Africa. Gabriel Woods has travelled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. Gabriel Woods also spent time exploring important aboriginal sites in Australia and the lessons aboriginals have for humanity. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has travelled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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