I tend to believe in a balance of both of these ideas, so long as "in control" is really an act of intention and fate, and luck are connected to Karma. This morning I am sorting out just how easy and/or difficult this belief is to understand.
At 9:00 AM this morning I hit a deer at 65 mph on the NYS Thruway. I broadsided it in the center lane! I was not hurt, and managed to get the car to the shoulder without getting hit by any other cars. I regret that I have probably totaled my wife's car! I was able to drive it back home, though the front of the car is a mess
I was on the way to see a client that I have done some design and production work for, and though I cannot turn down any work right now. I have expressed my intention to develop my fine art career and limit my commercial work. I did not expect to be so forcibly stopped!
It was a bad day for critters! The trooper told me that three deer and a bear were killed, this morning, on the same stretch of road, but I still feel singled out!
I am also aware that the "Trickster", "The Coyote" may have a hand in this. So right now, as I type, alive and unhurt, and NOT at the meeting with the commercial client, I am asking myself, "What do I need to rethink and rededicate"? What can I create that is new?
"How high can you jump Dan?"
The painting start, above is one of my views, usually with several grazing deer.