Destiny, as I mentioned in my first response, does not exist. It is a concept we invented along with the notion of linear time.
We invent concepts that pose problems and then we struggle with those problems. Why not just toss away the unnecessary concepts? What is the use in taking seriously the concept of destiny or free will, since neither fully captures the enormity of life’s unfolding?
Before you can work for the benefit of a rightful cause, you must first accept the reality of it. Then you can be at peace and effective with your work.
For example, someone lobbying for equal rights between men and women. If you feel like men and women aren’t equal unless their rights are equal, then you will feel as though you are fighting a battle. You will have enemies and sorrows that are entirely unnecessary. There is the fear of losing. Where there is fear, there is the possibility for suffering.
But if you recognize that men and women are no different from one another on an essential level and should be entitled to the same rights under the law, then lobbying doesn’t feel like battle. It more feels like helping those who have fallen behind to get with the program. There is no fear here, only compassion for the ignorance of others.
When involving yourself in a cause, it is important not to make enemies where it can be avoided. A cause’s purpose is to move and change hearts and minds, not punish or shame others. Compassion facilitates change. But remember that compassion is like the love of a mother, it is in the best interest of the child but may not always be according to the child’s liking.
Here’s another great Einstein quote: “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us a universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest … a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”