You own your life. You have power over yourself. You choose what kind of individual you want to be. The self-realized individual, the one who realizes their potential, is something to be reckoned with. We are all like little gods, masters of our domains, and we each have the power over our little universes that are our lives. What do you want to do? What do you want out of life? Where do you want to go? How much power have we been given to control our own lives? A lot. Although we must spend a large portion of our time on mundane matters, we all have a good amount of time to change, grow, and pursue what sparks our interests. Change what you can, leave the rest to the birds.
Eternal Recurrence, Eternal Return. The snake swallowing its own tail. Eternal Recurrence is “a theory that the universe and all existence and energy has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space.” (“Eternal Return,” n.d.)
The phrase, “there is nothing new under the sun” seems to fit well with this theory. Also, the idea of “lost knowledge”, that which had been known before, that will be known again.
The divine incarnation, Jesus (and possibly others), may also follow this cycle; bringing this great work to completion by being born again. Possibly coming again under a different flavor; the same thing, yet slightly different; a full Krishna,
What is the nature of the incarnation? Let’s investigate following the concept of duality of the opposites, and paradox. The incarnation is most likely a god-child; a couple examples being Horus and Krishna. He would have equally male and female characteristics. All-knowing, yet a naive child. Blissfully unaware, yet knowing all things; very child-like. He would have no preferences. He would not be homosexual but He would see the beauty in both male and female persons; and of course the divine nature in all beings. His incarnation would be a “coming out to play”, and the universe itself would be His playing also; divine play, divine sport, gods at play. Naive, yet infinite wisdom. He would have no beliefs, as all enlightened persons have absolutely none. “The child”, Nietzsche says,
Let go of control. Control is an illusion. Completely give it up. Things will happen to you in this life, loved ones may die, you may fall on hard times, all things that you cannot control. Letting go is an art form, it is the way of the Buddha. Letting things carry themselves out in their own time and place is key. You must master the art of letting go. Change what you can, and let go of everything else. Your power comes not from controlling, but from letting go. Being a “control freak” is a pathological disorder. Yes, you are the master of your own life, but in order to truly master it, you must let the chips fall where they may. Thinking that you can serve outcomes to your own needs is an illusion.