The Red Thread of Destiny

There is an old Chinese legend that says, “There is an invisible red thread connecting those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance  The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break”. This is a very good description/concept of soul mates and the bond, the “thread” that holds them together. What I love about this quote is that it can be applied to your romantic or platonic relationships with people. Sometimes the people we meet in our lives are so random, but nevertheless significant. Maybe we are meant to meet them at a time in our lives when we need them for something. That something may not be monumental, but it can be something as simple as an affirmation of who we are and what we want in life. Even the most negative people or event can teach us a lesson about life and about ourselves if we care to look. Yes, I believe things happen for a reason. What that reason is depends on what stage you are in life. All these things change over time, nothing and no one remains the same… and that is the beauty or tragedy of life. Reminds me of Robert Frost’s poem:

Nature’s first green is gold, / Her hardest hue to hold. / Her early leaf’s a flower, / But only so an hour. / Then leaf subsides to leaf, / So Eden sank to grief. / So dawn goes down to day, / Nothing gold can stay.

Do you believe in soul mates? Do you believe that the people we meet are not so random?

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