What determines a life path?

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What determines a life path? I was prompted to touch on this topic by Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #92.  This week, we are invited to use ‘life’ and ‘path’, or their synonyms, in our haiku.  Here is what I came up with:

Womb to grave pathway,

charted by will, luck, or fate?

A life mystery.

Rain showers to earth,

though winds may blow, rain must fall–

My life meanders.

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10 thoughts on “What determines a life path?

  1. Intriguing haiku about the mystery of life, Janice. My opinion is that all three factors intertwine in a mysterious dance and at different moments in our life journey, one can eclipse the other.
    “It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” (Winston Churchill) I found this quote that might help my thought. At birth the first link in the chain of life is created… Will and luck (opportunity) can alter a “link” and thusly destiny changes direction. I like to get philosophical at times. Ha ha!

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    1. I tend to agree about intertwining factors ..chance (fortuitous or not), effort and perhaps a karmic form of destiny..I like the Winston Churchill quote though my idea of destiny may not be his.

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