A young man set his heart on a journey to a diviner. He was actually on a quest to determine what his destiny was all about. He had gotten several conflicting comments and visions about what the future held for him. So he made up his mind one day to see the most renowned of all diviners in the land. And whatever he says will undoubtedly become what he is to believe. It was high time he realized the direction his life was headed. Like anyone on a spiritual quest, he set out at dawn even before the first rooster crowed. With a morsel of bread and the clothing on him, he marched on, not looking to the right or left. He was not going to let any extra baggage slow him down from getting to where his destiny will be map out for him. His vision was straight, and his mind focused as he headed into discovery. He arrived after two days looking famish and apprehensive and found the diviner sitting on his mud bed in deep meditation. “Greetings, wise one!” And without waiting for a response, he called out, amidst gasping for air, “I come from a distant land and have been on the road for two days. I want you to divine what my future has in store for me,” he added as he lay sprawled on the floor in total exhaustion. “Welcome my son,” said the diviner as he cleared his throat. “I will help you in divining what your future has in store for you, just be patient.” With that, the diviner stood up, went into his inner chamber and out again, holding two chalks, black and white in one hand, and a tortoise that had withdrawn into its shell on the other hand. He bent down and drew two large circles on the floor with the black and white chalks with some distance in between them. He took some steps backward, bent down, and then placed the tortoise gently on the floor. “My son! look and pray.” The diviner called out. “The tortoise will move soon. If it moves into the black circle, then your future spells doom, destruction, and failure. But if it moves into the white circle, your future holds lots of promise.” With that, he withdrew to his bed and assumed his former position to continue in his meditation. There was a long stretch of silence before the tortoise began to move. They both watched eagerly, and with anticipation, as the reptile crawled slowly towards the circles, then the unexpected happened. The tortoise took a turn and headed towards the black circle. The young man sat up abruptly with renewed energy and looked on still wishing the reptile will change direction, but alas! It was headed straight into that dreaded black circle. “Nooo! This is not possible” he thought. Just in a split moment of decision making, just about the moment when the tortoise was to set foot into the black circle, he picked it up gently with both his hands and dropped it in the white circle, as carefully as he could. “Why should you do that?” The diviner called out angrily. “Why should you interfere with my divination?” He added ferociously. “Why should I not interfere? How do you expect me to sit down here, fold my hands, and watch as my future, my destiny, my life, crawl steadily into destruction, failure, and doom? And you expect me to do nothing about it?” He answered menacingly and with that, he walked out from before the diviner and everything with an enlightened mind. His destiny is in his own hands, and there was no stopping him anymore from achieving all he ever wished for in life!