The individual gives a personal form to these universal forces.
But he can choose whether he shall respond or not to the action of a particular force.
Only most people do not really choose – they indulge the play of the forces. Your illness, depressions etc. are the repeated play of such forces.
It is only when you can make oneself free of them that one can be the true person and have a true life – but one can be free only by living in the Divine.