A friend of mine named Ian Kellett just did something truly amazing. He is a film student at Montana State University and was the first person to film a new species of monkey in the Bolivian Amazon. A brand new species! You can check out a great article about it here and a picture of the monkeys here. They are actually auctioning off the right to name this new species of titi monkey to raise money for the national park where it was discovered.
One of the most inspiring parts of this story however, is that over 10 years ago, when he wrote his college entrance essay, he described his ideal scene. He wrote about what he would love to be doing 10 years from now and said, “I would love to be hiking through the jungle with a group of scientists discovering a new species.” And that’s exactly what happened 10 years later.
I am so inspired by this story… and it brings up an interesting question. Do we manifest these things in our lives? Did Ian have this desire and therefore create a reality which included this special dream? Did he work tirelessly his entire life so that this set of circumstances would appear?
Or was it his destiny all along? and he had some intuitive sense of that. And when he wrote this essay, he was tapping into a truth that was already written.
Such big questions for a friday. Maybe we should be relaxing.
But I’m curious. Do you believe we create our world completely based on our free will or is there some destiny in the mix?
“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
– Victor Hugo