An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break. ~Chinese Proverb
Do you believe in destiny? If you do, this Chinese Proverb will make a lot of sense in explaining the magic of certain people coming together. It doesn’t necessarily have to be romantic partners. Most of us have met people in our lives who have had such an enormous impact on us that they have literally changed or enhanced the way we see ourselves and the way we view the world.
I may not be old and wise but I have definitely lived long enough to experience a lot of life’s ups and downs. In the process, I have met quite a lot of people and even spent a significant amount of time with several who I feel that I have had a connection with. Even more significant to my life have been the small group of people that I have spent most of my lifetime with – my immediate family and my amazing friends who I have shared a strong bond with since my childhood and teen years. Those types of long-term connections don’t come easily and I don’t think they necessarily come arbitrarily. Despite the fact that I have been living on the other side of the world from them for the past 9 years, my close friends and I still talk to each other as though we just saw each other yesterday. There is definitely a thread there that connects us and never ever breaks.
Beyond our close bonds, if we’re lucky, we will meet a person who shakes our very foundation to the core. We will be forever changed by the mere existence, energy, and lessons that this person brings to our lives. If this happens even once in our lifetime, I think we are extremely fortunate. Whether that is destiny or not depends on what one believes in. What I am certain of though, based on my experiences, is that some people seem to come into our lives for a specific reason. The Chinese Proverb calls it an invisible red thread which ties our destinies together. Others may not see it that way but what does seem clear to me is that when we make such a significant connection with another person, we can’t imagine how fate, destiny, or even that invisible red thread cannot have played a part in it. ~Gia