Call it fate, then laugh at it

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Call it fate, God, the universe or guardian angels … I think Gregory David Roberts has a pretty good feel for whatever guides my spirit through this grand human experience.

Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we’ve loved them, left them, or fought them.

~ Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting.

~ Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

If fate doesn’t make you laugh, you just don’t get the joke.

~ Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
And so, I remind myself … do not take this moment too seriously, nor fret over the events which have taken me here, to this moment. Do not look so far forward that I lose sight of this moment, right now. And it is ok to laugh a little at myself. Yes, fate is a bit of a joke, but a playful one. It slaps me on the back with a hearty laugh, but fate also has my back.
When I laugh at fate, fate laughs with me.