Destined to be…

I never really understood the concept of changing one’s destiny. Your destiny is built on a cause and consequence equation. When you are in any situation, you make a choice of handling it in a particular way, and accordingly a chain reaction sets in. You are in complete control of all your choices, even when you think you have no options. As a result of this chain of events that you willfully initiate, you pave the way for not just your present but for the future course of events as well. Life flows like a river and each decision you take, changes the course, intensity and direction of that river.

There is this song “What If”, which is crooned by Kate Winslet. On carefully listening through the song, you will realize that the song is not all about heart break, or making a difficult decision. It also talks about how you need to stand by the choices you made intentionally.  While you can think all about how the situation could have been handled differently, you can’t always say for sure how the story could have ended otherwise.

 What If 
Here I stand alone
With this weight upon my heart
And it will not go away  In my head I keep on looking back
Right back to the start
Wondering what it was that made you change 

Well I tried
But I had to draw the line
A
nd still this question keeps on spinning in my mind   
What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know

If I’d stayed
If you’d tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we’ll never know  
Many roads to take
Some to joy
Some to heart-ache
Anyone can lose their way 
 
And if I said that we could turn it back
Right back to the start
Would you take the chance and make the change   
 
Do you think how it would have been sometimes
Do you pray that I’d never left your side     
 
What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know   
 
If I’d stayed
If you’d tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we’ll never know     
 
If only we could turn the hands of time
If I could take you back would you still be mine     
 
‘Cos I tried
But I had to draw the line
And still this question keeps on spinning in my mind      
 
What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know
What if I had never walked away
‘Cos I still love you more than I can say       

If I’d stayed
If you’d tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we’ll never know
We’ll never know…