There are several definitions of fortune in the dictionary that pivot on wealth, riches, good luck, and the likes. These to me are measured by what can be seen with the physical eyes. I’m choosing here to focus on the definition of Fortune (with a capital F), the “…mythical being distributing arbitrarily or capriciously the lots of life…” I prefer to describe Fortune as the Karmic Footprint which is neither arbitrary nor capricious, but the reactions to one’s own actions.
That Footprint meaning Karma as defined in the dictionary as the Theosophical “cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person’s deeds in the previous incarnation.” It is the Hermetic Principle of Rhythm which states “…the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” (The Kybalion, p. 15).
How do we awaken to Fortune and actively participate in that which affects life? To me, the key is awakening to our own actions and reactions moment by moment. Treat yourself and others with respect, dignity, honesty, and love. In other words, treat others the way you would like to be treated. Do not give in to the fads of the day. Hold fast to principles of goodness and truth. This by no means is easily attainable; anger, frustration, disappointment, and other such states of being creep into life and there goes this good intention (some may say lofty intention). For sure, negative experiences certainly evoke unpleasant reactions, but the key is to be mindful of our surroundings and work hard to refrain from impulsive actions. A routine of daily reflection to evaluate behavior can help reduce negative actions/reactions in the future.
So the awakening to Fortune is ongoing each and every day, building positive Karma. Little by little we can transform ourselves, embracing more positive behavioral traits; in so doing, we can positively create our own good Fortune and impact that of others.rs.