ocean-of-nectar: The Forty Rules Of Love - A Novel Of Rumi By Elif ShafakDestiny doesn’t mean that your life has been strictly predetermined. Therefore, to leave everything to fate and not actively contribute to the music of the universe is a sign of sheer ignorance. The music of the universe is all pervading and it is composed on 40 different levels. Your destiny is the level where you play your tune. You might not change your instrument but how well to play is entirely in your hands.