Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13, Text 09
As we rush about on our daily routines, we periodically check the clock to see if we are on time. Yet we rarely check where we are in time, where we are headed as time rushes us unerringly forward.
If we checked, we would find ourselves suspended between two mighty destinies: the unknowable and the unavoidable.
1. The unknowable: The future extends ahead of us, like an opaque looking glass, through which we can see very little. And whatever little we see can change by one rap on the glass, one upheaval in the tiny something that we call the present.
2. The unavoidable: What doesn’t change within the looking glass is what we are least inclined to see: the unavoidability of old age, disease and death. These are the disagreeable invariables among the unknowable variables that otherwise comprise our future.