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Can your future n fortune be predicted or planned n prepared?

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Prediction can go wrong but not planning for future!

While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are busy taking out dirty linens from each other’s drawers in public, pollsters and respective supporters are agog and busy predicting fate of their candidates in US presidential campaign.

During annual examination, a student is always eager that someone could correctly predict whether he/she would get through or fail. Many people, who have not been successful in their previous job interviews, visit astrologer or tarot card reader to know whether they would get through in next interview.

But, we seldom think, what would happen, if we know our future in advance. If a student knows that he/she would get thru in examination, he/she would stop to prepare. If a sportsman knows ahead of time that his team would be defeated, he would have no heart to play. There would have been no need to spend billions of dollars and bloodbath of words, if the two contestants in current US election knew their actual fate.

So, correct knowledge of our future can instantly kill our thoughts, talent, thrill … and lot more; yet most of us incessantly keep searching or worrying about our future.

Is your future and fortune predictable?

There are modern methods and tools to predict things in advance – surveys, statistical algorithms, mathematical models and now Big Data.

Then, there are age old practices of astrology, horoscopy, palmistry, numerology and many more, practitioners of which insist that these are based on science though some surmise it is divine driven. That is not true. Science is always in black and white; whereas these practices thrive on what is gray. As regards divine hands, it is a clear case of what we fear but can’t fathom, we tend to defer it to domain of faith or god.

All of above tools or techniques are fundamentally governed by law of probabilities. If prediction of fortune teller is closer to higher probability, it has higher chance of coming true and turns out to be false, in case of low probability.

For a variety of reasons, we are saddled with one or more of following perceptions:

  • Our future gets defined by our birth time or zodiac sign.
  • Our future is predefined and stored somewhere, which keeps rolling in – how? Not known.
  • Our fortune has been written on our forehead – by who? God or genes?
  • When we think or dream of future, we are actually dipping into same.
  • When past time vanishes, future is already waiting with its wings (where?) to become visible.

None of above is true. Even science has failed to define correctly what future time is.

When you think or dream of future, you actually do it on basis of past memories or images. Past time is what gets stored as your memory and present time is what you witness now. Frame of present time keeps changing based on what happens now and we perceive it as future. Truly speaking, future is nothing but “Next Now” in relation to “Current Now”!

You can plan and prepare your future; actually you have been doing that!

Surprised? But, it is true that you have been always making your future rightly or wrongly albeit being unaware. Look at last 2 posts on this website –

One on Schrödinger’s cat brings out the fact that anything that has not happened has 50% chances of happening.

Second post illustrates that things around you closely track your thoughts.

To build your future and bring fortune, all that you need is to follow following 4 mantras or mandates:

  1. Become capable of earning without clamoring for it.
  2. Be committed to growth without being greedy.
  3. Be competent to hold and handle without hoarding it.
  4. Be dynamic without doubting or dithering.

World generally follows only left highlighted part of above 4 mantras but that can push probability only little above 50%. If you want to make it 100%, additionally follow right parts of these mantras all the more rigorously.

Then, you are set to enjoy fabulous future and fortune!

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Is your future or fortune predefined; can same be predicted accurately?

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Biggest worry of a man is his future – what would or can happen to me or those dear to me! This worry converts into curiosity. Deep desire in predicting future or fortune has led to development of several subjects or techniques like astrology, palmistry, numerology, zodiac signs, tarot reading and several more. Practitioners of such techniques claim accuracy of these. They believe future of every individual is already defined from the time of birth! Leave alone individuals; they include company, community, city or even country in their forecasts for future e.g. date and exact time of a country’s independence plays a key role in determining its progress or perils!

Would it not be a wonderful idea, if a scientist can know in advance outcome of his/her research; a student can know in beginning of a year the result of his/her examinations or a company can know how would its balance sheet look like 5 years from hence!

Fallacies around foretelling!

If anything can be predicted accurately, it does mean that it has been predefined. If that be the case, then a student foretold about his success should get it, even if he does not study. But, that would not work! If a businessman has been told that he would make lot of money in the running year, then he should earn it without even doing business. Again, that looks impossible.

It clearly implies that your future is not predefined. All of foretelling techniques demand that you make efforts as usual – sweat, toil or take risks. Whatever you would do, outcome would be either success or failure. These techniques seem to just pick one of the 2 probabilities.

Few years back, one of my relatives told me about a doctorate scientist, who also practiced astrology as his hobby and made very accurate predictions. I requested my relative if he could arrange my meeting with him. When I met him, I requested him to tell me what exactly is behind astrology and is it really scientifically sacrosanct?

He told me confidentially that when he meets his client, in first few sentences of conversation, he is able to, by his gut feel or instincts, figure out his/her strengths and weaknesses. From astrology, he has learnt how to relate some tendencies of events, which happens to a person, by positions of planets. He was not sure whether there is any scientific truth behind that. From these 2 aspects, he arrives at his best judgment (or guess) and conveys it to client as forecast of his future!

Technique of “future or fortune telling” seems more about the way of telling it!

Does it sound weird? But, it is true!

If you closely observe, you would find 2 characteristics invariably in what you are foretold – (a) one who tells does it very confidently and (b) language used is such that it can be interpreted more than one ways.

Eagerness or anxiety to know future is a mental weakness. So, above way of foretelling is most likely to go down in your head firmly and easily become your belief. If you are told that this year is not good for your health, you would start noticing how often you are falling sick, forgetting how often you are feeling well. Your conviction in what has been foretold makes you conscious and that becomes the onset of more issues. Even if you are not falling sick more often than prior years, you would tend to believe it so!

You fail to fathom what is “Now or Present”; so how can you figure out future?

Now, this is for real! This is scientific!! Be open to believe it.

No one can ever state what is “Now or Present”! “Now” can only be experienced; but cannot be told!! By the time you get ready, however fast, to tell what is now, it becomes past!!

Everything that you tell is actually a past. So, where comes future from? Science i.e. physics has not been able a get any grip of future so far. All mathematical calculations, astronomical observations or thoughts about future that we contemplate or comprehend are permutations and combinations of past images or information!

Here is a new revelation from my research – “There is nothing like Future that exists at this moment or now!” None of scientific experiments has been able to find future. Yes, it can talk of current trends or tendencies and compute what and where an object would position as the time passes by. Note that it is a computation by mind or math.; but not a future by itself. Feeling of future comes when we migrate from present event to next event; but it does not mean the said next event already pre-existed as future!

Classified Conclusions

  • There is no place in Universe, where “Future” is located or has been predefined.
    Therefore, to claim that future can be foretold is not correct.
  • 100% of what we talk or discuss is “Past”!
    Past is nothing but images or information stored in our brain.
  • Now or present tense can only be experienced.
  • Past brings pleasures and pains; highs and lows!
    But, it is present that makes you happy and hopeful!!
  • There is nothing like future.
    It is just a term, which we use to define our thoughts which did not exist in our past; but we use our past to create such thoughts!
    One can only assess or compute probabilities and trends for upcoming events, which we construe as future!!
  • What we think, do or experience now determines what would happen next, which we call as future!
    Nearly all of us have very coarse knowledge of what are we thinking and doing now!!

So, we need to live by and know “Now” to fathom the “Future”.

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How to align so-called Luck to your Like!

You like to win a lottery or lot of money from slot machine in a casino by a stroke of luck! You see someone speeding up in latest model of Porsche car and blame your luck for not having that luxury. You like high flying career, beautiful spouse, and palatial house! If you got that easily, you consider yourself lucky; but if you get same by working very hard, then you give credit to your efforts!!

So, luck is all pervading in everyone’s mind all over world. What is it all about? Luck is something, in which we put our faith that would make our thoughts, desires or dreams come true by accident or coincidence; however, without making sustained efforts! Luck is assumed to follow no rule and hence, beyond our control!!

Where luck resides and who controls it – it is undefined and hence left either in realm of God or super natural forces.

It is futile to rationalize luck. Belief in luck has existed since the advent of human race and would always continue on account of a simple fact “We have imperfect knowledge of how things happen”!

The best you can do is to align your Luck with your Like!

Expecting luck, where you are not involved, is ludicrous

As a first step, don’t set your expectations or build your like for what you are not involved even. Some of the wild ideas, people usually assign to luck are:

  1. Having affair with Hollywood or Bollywood stars without any interaction with them so far!
  2. Winning a lottery while you have not even bought a ticket or making lot of money in stock market without playing with your stocks.
  3. Imagining unknown wealthy woman writing her will in your favor before death.
  4. Your 1st unborn child to bring you luck and make your career flying high, even while you struggle with your performance or bosses!
  5. Restoring relationship with your spouse despite serious differences, just by changing position on or of your sleeping bed!!

Understand limits of luck

So, it is ignorance, which alone can make you believe that luck can come from blue. Here are the limits; we need to understand for luck:

  • Luck would descend only in areas you are involved or indulging.
    If you want windfall of money, go and play in a casino or stock market. But, then be prepared to fall or fly!
  • Average chances or probabilities of luck befalling on you in a given situation would not be more than what has occurred in past under similar situations.
    Learn from experiences made by others in past.
  • Luck is linked to quality of your efforts and more importantly thoughts and not quantum of the same!
  • There are lot of practices, areas or rituals in various regions of world, claimed to bring you luck. Only such parts, which are proven by physical laws, can be practiced for good results. However, the impact of rest is purely limited by degree of your confidence and conviction in the efforts, which you make!

What can make luck to follow you!

Here is the set of keys:

  1. Luck is indeterminate!
    So, never try to determine or decide luck in advance. If you do, chances of luck becoming a reality would necessarily reduce.
  2. Just align your efforts to aim at what you want to gain; but never assume or guess the result.
    More you involve or indulge in efforts and ignore idea of luck, luck would chase you! You need to try this sincerely to tame your luck.
  3. Do not give up, as long as you are naturally positive in your mind. Luck is attracted, when you have this attitude!
    But, relinquish if you cannot help but cross over to negativity! This is critical!!
  4. Be genuinely prepared for any eventuality, once you have put your stakes.
    Often, we start to worry about the outcome, once we have done it! Ask yourself, why should you? What is given or done, in any case, is gone!
    This is actually called courage. You can watch successful people; this is what they imbibe and that is one reason why luck smiles on them.
  5. The last secret is what I call as “Being positive on spur of the moment”.
    If you are positive right at the moment, things have to happen, they would happen your way!
    Theoretically, you could be negative or positive in the prior period. It would not matter so much. What matters is what you are (+ive or –ive), when the deal is about to be clinched!
    Remember, in practical life, if you are mostly negative, it would be very difficult for you to suddenly become positive when things are about to happen. Once in a while people do and they believe that as luck or divine!

So, “Being positive on spur of the moment” is your killer instinct and it infatuates so-called Luck. That is how; your Luck can get aligned to your Like!

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