There are many problems and challenges we face in lives. From the moment we were born until the day we leave this world, we have to go through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual changes that define us as human beings. Regardless of our family backgrounds, we can and should find our purpose in life through our goals, dreams and aspirations. These are the pursuits that give meaning to our lives and make life worth living. This is destiny in the making.

However, despite our best efforts, circumstances can derail our plans and make us move in a different direction from the one we have chosen. But we should not be sidetracked by obstacles along the way nor should we be discouraged by them. We need to build strength in all four dimensions of our beings- physic, mind, emotion and spirit - in order to deal with setbacks and move forward progressively.

Our body needs to be healthy for physical action. Our mind needs to be learned for critical thinking. Our emotion needs to be calm for want of rationality. Our spirit needs to be free to soar as high as we want to be.

If we want to create our own destiny, we need to strike an optimum balance in all four of these dimensional realms.

For example, if we aspire to become a successful neurosurgeon, we need to study for it and feed our mind with the right knowledge and instill a spirit of determination in us to achieve what we aim for. Of course, a healthy body and emotional maturity are also supportive of such self-made destiny.

Nevertheless, life can still throw us curve balls or unexpected challenges in the form of finance, career, health, people and relationships. We cannot always expect a smooth journey in our quest for success in our endeavors. This is when we need to look at our personality and characteristic traits in order to overcome the problems that confront us. Without knowing our true self and what we are capable of, we may feel lost and uncertain of what to do in such a situation.

The Chinese Four Pillars of Destiny is a branch of astrology that decodes our birth date and accurately reveals our innate strengths and hidden potential in the forms of year, month, day and hour pillars. There are also the luck pillars that map out the pathways to our future which comes in 10 yearly cycles. Together, they help us to create or fulfil our own destiny.

If you are interested to know what you can do and what the future holds for you, this field of knowledge in Chinese Astrology will set you free to pursue what you want in life. By learning the fundamentals and principles of this ancient art, you can uncover your strengths in the four dimensional realms and use them to your advantage in creating or fulfilling your own destiny. For more information, please visit my website at

Aside from Chinese Astrology which is metaphysical, we should also be grounded with three simple rules to live a happy and successful life:-

- Go with the flow
- Cut your losses
- Be grateful

When we do things that we are good at, we are most likely to do them well. This is going with the flow of our strength.

When we lose our mind to emotion, we need to regain our composure and not make things worse. This is cutting our losses.

When we feel inadequate and envious of others, we need to remind ourselves that nobody is perfect. Cherish what we have and make the most of it. This is being grateful.

Life has its ups and downs. With these simple rules, we can make life much better.

Author's Bio: 

I am a freelance consultant in Chinese Metaphysics. I offer readings of a person's Birth Chart based on the Four Pillars of Destiny (Ba Zi) and Feng Shui consultation.

I believe a person's luck can be activated by taking the right action at the right time. By making informed decisions through an analysis of his or her birth chart, a person can live a fulfilling life and be happy and successful.
My name is Alvin Yap and I can show you the way to enlightenment.

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