Even people who may seem inert aren’t. They have to act to avoid action, though usually that is not conducive to growth or productivity.
How you get around the influence of wyrd is treating it like a wind condition while you’re trying to practice archery. You still take your shots but you adjust for the wind direction and force. This is the essence of what the Norse called seethe or weaving, and is really the origin of the concept of Wicca also.
Or like crossing a river we aim upstream in order to go directly across. Yes. You can even harness extra energy from your personal wyrd. It’s not a one dimensional influence. Like a river it has eddies and rapids and calm patches. When you explore and get a feel for how it behaves at different times, you can make what look like seemingly chance occurrences work for you. It’s only swimming upstream until you change direction.
Do we draw directly on our Buddha nature to navigate around our particular wyrd or seed? Ah, the navigation is easier if you have the clarity of perceiving that comes with awakening to Buddha nature, which is also called having the eye of Odin.
Knowing the big picture, I can see my bigger potential? Yes, rather than getting caught up in smaller transient dramas.
If one’s life is generally predicable, and something out of the ordinary happens, is that generally a seed ripening? It is, yes. Like seeds, circumstances have to occur in the proper time and place. Literally nothing can happen out of context.
Can other people’s seeds influence yours? They can, and are influenced by your own as well, either strengthened or baffled, sometimes even seemingly cancelled. That’s the basis of meditation practice.
Sometimes my seeds meld well with my husbands. Other times not but I don’t think that is a bad thing. We respect each other’s nature. It’s not a bad thing. It’s even perhaps better for you both when that thicket doesn’t sprout.
In meditation, you confront the tendencies that exist in you, and when you broaden your awareness of your Buddha nature, the automatic nature of those tendencies to come to fruition slows, even potentially stops. Life stops doing itself, which means it stops doing you also. This gives room for your own free will and right action as Buddhists say.
I’m still finding meditation too still when I’m just sitting. So should I follow my nature to have some steady movement? Yes. My mind can wander when I’m in a moving car for instance or on a train. There are moving meditations. You are meditating when the experience or activity isn’t controlling you.
The mind always wanders in meditation. The trick is not to follow it. Indeed. It’s not about faking your thoughts. It’s about not being faked by your thoughts.
I just follow. I don’t care if I’m doing it right or not. If you care about whether you are meditating correctly or not, you aren’t meditating.
I just need more practice. Yes, always more practice. It’s a lifelong thing. If you are practising, you are meditating. They call that right intention. It’s just a stage of meditation, one everyone goes through, even returns to from time to time.
Are there any people or fictional character that was following wyrd? Beowulf, Tristram, to name two.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.