By Cherie Roe Dirksen, Conscious Life News
“People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.” — Dan Quayle
Would you associate the words ‘destiny’, ‘fortune’, ‘luck’ or ‘kismet’ with ‘weird’?
Well, believe it or not, the actual meaning of this commonly rebuffed word is all of the above. As an adjective it suggests something uncanny or supernatural and as a noun it is a person’s destiny!
I bet you wished you knew that on the playground, right?
Origins of All Things Weird
The original word stems from Wyrd which can be traced back to Germanic, Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse etymology — all meaning ‘destiny’. In Old English it is also a verb meaning ‘to come to pass or to become’.
Yes, my friends, you have guessed it — it’s totally cool to be weird!
Now if someone calls you a weirdo, your comeback could possibly be something like:
‘Why, Thank you! I rather pride myself on my supernatural and mysterious ability to become who I was meant to be and fulfill my destiny’.
That should keep their mouths shut.
It’s a Kind of Kismet
Kismet, better known as luck or destiny, is a much spicier word than fate. Fate has a certain doom and gloom to it, don’t you think?
Fate conjures up imagery of having no control over your future — being left to chance or just handing over your power and feeling impotent in its wake.
Kick Fate to the Curb and Let’s Have 3 Cheers for Destiny!
Don’t give in to fate — grab destiny by the horns and start believing in your innate power of fulfilling your calling.
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” — William Jennings Bryan
You are either consciously co-creating your life experience by taking responsibility for your choices and where your thoughts and actions are taking you, or, you are randomly plodding along the path that is leading to your so-called fate.
The latter being a route that you feel you have no choice over and that this hocus-pocus balderdash of ‘creating your own destiny’ is just a new-age farce. I have no problem with that and good luck to you.
However, what if there was just one iota of truth in the ideology that you can create your future? I would say it’s worth a try, wouldn’t you?
In fact, I have tried it out for myself and I can honestly say that it works. However, my life experiences are not going to convince you of its validation; only you can take charge of your life and make those changes so you can see for yourself, firsthand, that there is legitimacy in the claim.
Alarm Bells and Wake-Up Calls — Have You Been Hitting the Snooze Button?
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” — Albert Ellis
What’s that buzzing noise? Oops, my alarm clock is going off!
Wake up because millions of people are doing this and are exercising their rights to become successful co-creators of their reality. They’re having a ball finding out how this life fits together like a giant jigsaw puzzle when you are out looking for those synchronicities (read more about what Synchronicity is HERE) and pointers that slot your desires into place.
Why don’t you join them and see where it takes you? You can officially be weird and proud!
Cherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author and multi-media artist from South Africa. To date, she has published 3 self-help and motivational books and brings out weekly inspirational blogs at her site www.cherieroedirksen.com.
Her ambition is to help you to connect with your innate gift of creativity and living the life you came here to experience by taking responsibility for your actions and becoming the co-creator of your reality.
You can also follow Cherie on Facebook (The Art of Empowerment).
Cherie posts a new article on CLN every Thursday. To view her articles, click HERE.
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