Connecting The Dots Of Providence And Serendipity
If you will permit me, I would like to share with you the story of how I chose the name of my blog and the wonderful serendipity of it’s genesis. I didn’t realise then, but once I began connecting the dots, I realised something amazing had happened.
It all began around 10 years ago but, another 12 years before that I began an epic journey of self discovery. At the age of 15 I became of student of meditation and it wasn’t long before I was teaching other people. The journey was by no means a smooth one, and after a certain number of years, I began to feel a little lost.
My life took a another twist 10 years ago I heard a wonderful story and I began to examine the innate human power to choose how it relates to our fate or destiny. The whole concept fascinated me and I started to live from a place where I was deciding my own destiny.
So when I made the decision to start this blog initially I wanted to call it ‘The Power Of Choice’.
However, I couldn’t get any of the URLs associated with that title, and so I was gutted and at a loss, because I was certain that was what I wanted to call it. Many of the variations were taken too and so those avenues were closed also.
I don’t remember the exact moment, but I believe it was during a discussion with one of my oldest friends that the word ‘unlimited’ got tossed around. It was then I decided to look for ‘unlimited choice’.
The day came when I selected unlimitedchoice.org and that is how this blog began, almost 9 years ago.
Some years later, I was looking up the meanings of Hindu names and it occurred to me that I’d never actually looked at the meaning of my name.
So after a quick search – here is what I found.
The name Amit literally means ‘Unlimited’, or ‘Limitless’.
I was blown away by the discovery and until then I was totally oblivious.
I still, to this day, find it incredible, the chain of events that has led up to what you see before you. It goes to show that you don’t always immediately know why things end up the way that they do, only that sometimes there can be something much deeper to it.
It was a reminder to me that ultimately there is a plan and that nothing is by accident. Although it may not be immediately visible to you, even though you may not get what you think what you want today, it may be because of a reason beyond your current understanding. However, when you start connecting the dots, you will begin to see a pattern of why you have reached where you are today.
From everything I’ve said today, I want you to remember two very important things:
1. No event in your life is by accident. You have to be patient and be ready to realise much later the reasons behind what may be occurring in your life today.
As Steve Jobs said in his famous Stanford university address:
“You can only connect the dots looking backwards.”
2. You are UNLIMITED. All of us are. There is no human being that is not. Everyone has the potential to go beyond their destiny. You past may be written, but your future is not. All you need to do is have faith and believe in your limitless nature and provide in you being exactly where you are today.
Your today, is only limited by thinking limited. Think unlimited.
[…] I don’t know where this quote came from but I do know – it is spot on! You will never truly know why things happen until you connect the dots backwards. […]