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Spirituality: Fate versus Free Will - beBee

Spirituality: Fate versus Free Will

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  1. ProducerDon Kerr

    Don Kerr

    The paddle - Dame Fortuna at work?
    The paddle - Dame Fortuna at work?Intuitively, few things are more obvious than the existence of free will; intellectually, few things are less obvious. .  1997, 2006 Daniel J. Castellano. All rights reserved. http://www.arcaneknowledge.orgDuring my university days (Mt. Allison...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 Aha! Another confirmation that you are indeed a good writer, @Don Kerr! 🙇🏼KBIC and 💃🏼SWMBO! lol!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/07/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 My thoughts exactly, on spurring @Don Kerr along on writing! Please consider still, as we're only on Age 3. Made it EZ for you, just start here: Go to 🌺Starting Line: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/starting-line-writing-challenge-memoir-madness-is-on and keep KBIC! (Greatest advice from writers, to writers ~ Keep Butt In Chair!
    Don Kerr
    25/07/2016 #25 Don Kerr
    #24 Ah yes, SWMBO! She Who Must Be Obeyed. I have accommodated my entire belief system to work within that structure. Thanks @Kevin Pashuk and for the share as well.
    Kevin Pashuk
    25/07/2016 #24 Kevin Pashuk
    You hooked me with the paddle picture @Don Kerr... the discussion of fate, etc. hooked me further and should spur some great discussion. I so much appreciate discussions with people who see something outside of themselves (a higher power, etc.) rather than those who think all wisdom comes from within themselves. I've had my internal wisdom proved wrong several times by a higher power - usually my wife.
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/07/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    #21 @Don Kerr, ok ... if you test her in the bathtub, video! LOL
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #22 Don Kerr
    #13 You are bang on @Dean Owen As I mentioned to @Lisa Gallagher I will share pix of her first dips.
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #21 Don Kerr
    #14 Thank you @Lisa Gallagher I appreciate your taking the time to comment and share your thoughts. I will make sure to share pix of the paddle at work. Only a few days now. Must admit I have been tempted to test her out in the bath tub!
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #20 Don Kerr
    #15 Hi @Vincent Andrew Gotta admit I am in your camp. Thanks for the comments and for reading.
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #19 Don Kerr
    #16 You are very kind @Franci Eugenia Hoffman And you really rock knee high boots too! That's a great combination for living. Thanks for the commentary.
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #18 Don Kerr
    That's a good perspective @Ken Boddie thanks for making the time to comment and mull!
    Ken Boddie
    24/07/2016 #17 Ken Boddie
    Thought provoking post, @Don Kerr, which I'm still mulling over. You have doubtless sown the seeds of argument in the minds of many. Dame Fortuna, aka Lady Luck, aka the will of whatever god we may choose to worship, or not, crosses our palms with silver gifts, good or bad, from time to time. The challenge is to accept these as opportunities to grow.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/07/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This statement stands out for me "He told me that I must use it. A dry paddle is of little use.". I relate it to life itself. While we are on earth, we should make the most of it and that includes caring about our fellow man. Otherwise, what's the use? Your story, @Don Kerr sends a message that should be taken to heart. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Vincent Andrew
    24/07/2016 #15 Vincent Andrew
    Some societies tend to accept fate more than others in my experience. They say they leave it (the situation they are in for example) to the Almighty. I am sometimes puzzled with this attitude. If they can do something about their situation, why don't they do it? And yet there are others who say 'God will help those who help themselves first'. Great post @Don Kerr.
    Lisa Gallagher
    24/07/2016 #14 Lisa Gallagher
    "Somewhere between fate and free will lies reality." I couldn't agree more! This was a very interesting read @Don Kerr. Your a great writer and this really stood out, "As we were talking I was thinking about how in life so much of what we do is similar to travels in a canoe. Sometimes it is smooth paddling and we relax while enjoying the silence and smooth rhythm of our strokes. Other times we venture into fast-running water and have to skilfully navigate the rapids. This is when our skills must be top notch and our judgement as well must guide us as we determine whether to run the rapids or head to shore to portage." Great analogy because life sure does come with many bumps along the way when we aren't on the smooth paved, road. I can't wait to see photos and hear about the Christening of your paddle. What a wise man your friend is! Thanks for sharing this story.
    Dean Owen
    24/07/2016 #13 Dean Owen
    Like @Gert Scholtz I read your buzz twice, and I'm sure if I read it again I will find different meanings and insights. I think to some extent we all encounter Dame Fortuna as we prepare to put pen to paper, and sometimes she would lead us off in totally different directions. Looking forward to your musings from Muskoka! And remember, a paddle is not a paddle unless it paddles!
    Gerald Hecht
    24/07/2016 #12 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Don Kerr and "Arthur itis"
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #11 Don Kerr
    No diversion. Rather a fortunate detour. #7
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #10 Don Kerr
    #4 love the picture of a "lattice of coincidence ".
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #9 Don Kerr
    #2 thanks so much @Deb Lange. There is a powerful lesson in navigating the calm and the turbulent waters.
    Don Kerr
    24/07/2016 #8 Don Kerr
    Undoubtedly one of the very best books ever. It is a game changer and a must read for anyone serious about excellent literature. He is one of my literary heroes. Also love the episode about 'poatatis salad'. The wiener cart bit too is gut splitting. And right in your neighbourhood @Gerald Hecht. @Gert Scholtz you must get this book. #5