" There are good cycles and there are bad cycles. There are good places and there are bad places to be. The good cycles take you to or keep you in the good places and the negative cycles do not;" NosaJ
If life is preordained then your life is as it was meant to be and there is no escaping it. If life is about free will, then life is simply what you make it and the outcome of your own intentions, actions or lack of actions.Because we have choices, the preordained thought has less substance than the free will argument. Another thought that comes to mind is that each and every story has an alternative ending that is preordained but the story is still yours to write and the alternative ending that comes to pass depends on the operation of your free will and the choices that you do make.
We may exist because of the will of God or by the will and Grace of God but the choices that we make are not necessarily the will of God but of our own making. God may guide in a unique and divine way but the choices that we do make are down to earth and of free will. There is no shortage to the use of the phrase ` if it is the will of God'' but how does anyone know the true will of God. How does anyone know the will of anyone else but through their expressed mind and or actions. We can truly only presume the Will of God and presume goodness to it.
Life creates its own cycles for us, we create cycles for ourselves or allow others to create a perpetual life cycle for us. There are so many cycles to life and to each life, that they cannot be quantified. There are those that are natural and some that are unnatural. There are big cycles and there are smaller cycles. There are some that are good and there are some that are bad. There are some that can be broken and there are some that cannot be broken. There are cycles within cycles. They have their names and their labels and you know them well or are very well acquainted with your own cycles.
My presumption is that the divine intention if for a good life cycle of love, of good things, and a good story to tell but that intention is over written by the choices that we make and or the society and age that we live in. We create certain life cycles that come to hold us hostages to life and keep us away from our better selves. We create or allow others to create some cycles that create a prison for us or take us to places that become difficult to escape from.
A cycle of anger or resentment is not good. A life cycle of debts is not great or always robbing Peter to pay Paul is not a wonderful cycle. Being late all the time or unreliable is not a good cycle. A life of procrastination or of self doubt does not serve you well either. They are some of the cycles that can be broken. There of course those cycles that are more difficult to break, that fall under the label of addictions like smoking but others have done it and there is a lot of help out there. And there are those that are the daily routine or regular cycle like cleaning up after yourself that just have to be done or say hello to clutter and a bad scent to life.
It takes some dedication and organization to create and maintain the positive and good life cycles but they are also accomplishments and have a tendency to make you feel better. It takes a strong willed mind to break the negative cycles that have become a part of life or habitual but once broken, a grand sense of accomplishment occupies the spaces of those negative cycles. Those who have stopped being hostages of cycles, those who have escaped their negative cycles and imprisonment or servitude to the bad cycles, know this feeling of accomplishment very well
Wake up and do your best to create the cycles that make you feel complete and fulfilled. The more positive cycles that you can create or facilitate, the better. Wake up and do your best to break the negative cycles because they can make you feel less than you are or take you further away from how and who you want to be.