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A macrobiotic approach to destiny, by Filipa Silva

Destiny and free will are themes which have been discussed across generations and cultures throughout history.


For Oshawa, responsibility and non-creed were two key words to live a macrobiotic life. However, his mention of the impact of Nature and her cycles in people’s life could be assumed as conditioning the way people make decisions. Today, this is an ongoing discussion. Psychology and neuroscience are examining if free will exists or if are humans just following their unconscious mind, a biological program, which could be named destiny. As a result, a new discipline has emerged, named the ‘neuroscience of free will’, which studies the possible Illusion of free will.