Is Destiny Just a Dream Come True?
“What I want is for the two of us to meet somewhere by chance one day, like, passing on the street, or getting on the same bus.”
― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
Wanting something or someone is so stressful sometimes. The desire, the wait, and the worry can all make reality so tedious.
Life should not be such an anxious unpredictable affair of hopeless, wishful uncertainty. I am convinced that our destiny is a definite act of creation by us using the help of a force of nature that is abundant in the universe. The validation of the existence of the Higgs Feild in 2012 made my belief become a conviction. (More on this in a moment.)
Destiny coding therefore should be a game of joyful interactions with a very high probability of success and a low probability of despair.
In 2012, humans could say with certainty of the existence of the Higgs field by the discovery of the Higgs boson. The Higgs field is a fundamental field of energy in the universe that gives mass to subatomic particles that make up ordinary matter. The Higgs field is a field of energy that exists in every region of the universe. The field is accompanied by a fundamental particle known as the Higgs boson, which is used by the field to continuously interact with other particles, such as the electron.
The key analogy to apply to our logic is this:
Mass is created by the interactions with the Higgs field. The more strongly a particle interacts with the Higgs field, the more massive it is.
Mass itself is not generated by the Higgs field; (the act of creating matter or energy from nothing would violate the laws of conservation.) Mass is, however, gained by particles via their Higgs field interactions with the Higgs Boson. Higgs bosons contain the relative mass in the form of energy and once the field has endowed a formerly massless particle, the particle in question will slow down as it has now become “heavy”.
If the Higgs field did not exist, particles would not have the mass required to attract one another and would float around freely at light speed. Also, gravity would not exist because mass would not be there to attract other mass.
What does that have to with Destiny coding?
Our dreams, intentions, and actions are analogous to the interactions we have with the Higgs field. We create mass with the strength of our interactions with the Higgs. The interactions can be positive or negative. The universe does not differentiate between good/ evil. Right or wrong.
It just follows the laws of Physics and materializes our interactions.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson got it.
We are destined by the strength of our interactions (that include our decisions.) Therefore the most useful part of the equation that we must focus on is the strength of our interactions. The rest we have to leave to Higgs.
The strength of the interaction is a cumulative total of all the skill, talent, effort, persistence that we apply to whatever we want to manifest in life. The key to this strength is the feeling we attach to the interactions and the underlying desire we really wish to realize.
My life is a string of episodes of interactions that have turned into a mass of reality. Again and again.
“You speak of destiny as if it was fixed.”
― Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass
Astrologers and Shamans try to make us believe that our destinies were fixed when we were born. They try to pin your future based on your time and place of birth. I think that is too fatalistic. They might know something about our predisposition and the spectrum of our nature but that is where their prediction ends. What emerges as the definite outcome from this spectrum of possible selves is totally determined by the strength of our interactions with the Higgs field.
How can we strengthen the interactions?
We can do that by silencing the mind. There is enough literature on this out there. But the mind when silenced becomes like light through a magnifying glass. It weaponizes the sunlight into a beam of focus that can burn through anything with repeated exposure.
We can slowly but surely keep sharpening what we actually want. You get what you actually want. Not some little vague desires hanging limply in a bunch from a weak vine… You have to have a want that scares you for wanting it and yet magnetizes you towards it. Ask any man, woman, or child who has realized their dreams…they did it by the sheer focus of their wants.
I am sure you have many stories in your life that stand this test of sharpness. You are the sum total of all your `wants that you wanted badly.’ But sometimes what we really actually want is not that clear to us. That is not a sin. It can be clarified by action towards the chosen direction. You might not know if you want to be a writer or an editor or a publisher yet…but the action and effort you are putting in this direction is the way to sharpen that want. When the want is sharp it will whisper into your ears suddenly one day and you will know.
We can do that by being absorbed in Nishkam Karma. This is the Sanskrit phrase from the Bhagavad Gita that means self-less or desireless action- is an action performed without any expectation of fruits or results, and the central tenet of Karma Yoga path to liberation. This is the kind of action that is done for its own joy with no attachment to the outcomes while doing it. It is done as a spiritual act to serve the self that is universal within us. It again shares the power of focus with the want we discussed earlier.
The last and probably the most difficult part of the strength of the interaction is achieved by the patience that must be practiced in the process. We give up like humans while the divine sighs inside. The only way the Higgs field manifests the interactions into mass is by the cadence of repetition. We must wake up each day excited to code our destinies. Each one as unique as the life on this planet. Look around you, not a single leaf on this planet is the same. Not a single piece of matter is identical. they all have their own unique electron spin.
Your destiny is determined by the strength of your interactions with the Higgs field. Irrespective of the circumstance of your current state. So you have two choices right now. You can get busy coding your destiny or let your mind code your cribbing. Either way — You decide.