“One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
Courage requires taking responsibility, taking responsibility requires acknowledging personal contribution to the ‘what is’
This that I chose to do. Its price I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die.
^ Meaning to alter chemistry commit to taking responsibility for the patterns in your actions. However difficult, soul integrity doesn’t wrestle with it ego does. Allah orchestrates the circumstances to bring us into awareness of ourselves. It remains the same until we become aware of our contributions and accept them. No justifications no projections no identification, just unconditional acceptance.
Timelines dont dissolve until you take responsibility for your activity in it, you can’t take responsibility without acknowledging your part of the chemistry in the lesson you are given. Sometimes the same lesson come back just because responsibility wasn’t taken in it. Even if you’ve taken other benefits or forms of awareness from it.