The invisible red thread.

There is an invisible red thread connecting those who are destined to meet.
There is an invisible red thread connecting those who are destined to meet.

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


  1. A red thread is being loosely pinched, yet held with heart felt strength, between me and a dear friend.

  2. I believe in this connection. Its hard when the connection is admitted yet its not time. To watch this person live their life and keep a different person with them hurts yet the only thing you can do is remain best friends and know that if you are to be with that person than it will happen when its suppost to not when you want it to. The other good point is that you know you want that person to be happy. That your happiness doesnt seem as important. A person has to remain commited to faith and hope during the waiting time.
    The waiting is the hardest part.

  3. When that person dies a part of you goes with them….When you meet again will it be easier if you have already had much pain…Like a lover who died of cancer?

  4. I have met several persons on the internet. These people live either a long distance away or in a part of my state that I never frequent or we just do not look like we physically match up. And yet in each instance we are like soulmates.
    Iit is amazing. I wonder if these connections always existed but with the introduction of the internet these connections were accelerated