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    A Wyrd Story

    Peter
    Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is an Emmy
    Award-winning composer, NY Times best-selling author and noted
    philanthropist. Currently, he is releasing socially-conscious music and
    touring his “Concert & Conversation” series in support of his book
    Life Is What You Make It.

    Recently,
    a friend asked if I believed in fate, and I said that I wasn’t sure. And that
    as my life progressed and things got seemingly more weird (in a good way) I
    thought that maybe I did believe in a sort of fatewith the caveat that our
    choices most definitely matter. It was then that my friend pointed out the
    etymology of the word “weird,” which is where things got, well, weird.

    He prefers to
    stay anonymous, but doesn’t mind me saying that he’s immersing himself in
    Anglo-Saxon shamanism … which is pretty surprising to hear. I had never
    considered that the Northern Europeans had shamanic practices, but of course
    they did!

    Here’s
    his take on the idea of fate, and I thought it was worth posting:

    From a purely “new age-y” point of
    view, your “soul” (which is higher and purer) is trying to get through
    all of the muck to express itself. While that seems to be partially true (at
    least in my case I can attest to that!), whatever is coming
    through has to come through as a “you.”

    So, then you get to the actual person. You are
    the son of your mother, who is the daughter of her father and mother. You are
    the son of your father, who is the son of his father and his mother. And so on,
    and so on, and so on back to the first spark of life. You are the embodied force of all of your, (and their) actions,
    decisions, traumas, and experiences to this point.

    That is the vehicle that whatever is coming
    through has to come through.

    On another track you are at a moment in time when
    certain things are possible which have never been possible before. And you are
    at this specific moment in time where a change and transformation of a scope
    never before seen is happening.

    You are also embodied in a gigantic living web of
    interaction, where everyone, and everything else is alive with purpose and
    intent and history, just as you are.

    So you are all of that, which both greatly limits
    what you can do and makes it all possible at the same moment.

    I guess that’s what I mean by fate.

    What do you think? Do you feel called by a unique destiny?
    Do you feel that somethingthe real “you“– is pushing through the complexity of this lifetime to express something
    unique and powerful? What’s your story? 

    What do you think? Share your story at changeourstory.com. Visit www.peterbuffett.comto learn more and Change Our Story to
    join the conversation on how we all can become active participants in shaping
    our future.

    Image courtesy of Paull Younglicensed under Creative Commons.

    Published on Jan 30, 2013
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