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“A Belief in Fate”

One day, while on Pinterest, I came across something that grabbed my attention immediately. Not only did it grab my attention, but it also took hold of my soul. As I sat on my bed, I found myself reading an Ancient Chinese Belief titled, “The Red String of Fate”, over and over. It was one of the most beautiful and hopeful sayings I’ve ever read. It stated: “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. No matter what, fate will bring them together in the end.” 

Before I continue, let’s just take a moment to breathe in the intoxicating scent these words release. Words with the ability to cause an individual that’s been successful, and absolutely content, with living a life of solitude to suddenly become filled with a feeling of optimism towards the thought of there being someone, in this vast world of ours, destined to be their soulmate. It would be so beautiful and touching to suddenly lock eyes with someone, only to see them intensely looking back at you as if you were looking into a mirror. To find comfort in the fact of a glance feeling just as comforting as a touch. To instantly know, without a single word needing to be released, you’ve finally found one another. The only thing left is for the two of you to allow the unconditional love meant, especially for the both of you, to flow without an inch of hesitation. This is such a beautiful concept for two souls meant to be with one another.

Throughout my life, so far, I’ve found love, or at least the idea of love, to be quite intriguing. I use to find it complicated. But it is only complicated when “we” mistake being with someone we love or may have loved at one time, with being with our intended soulmate. This brings me to the flip side of “The Red String of Fate”. Although it states the two individuals meant for one another will be forever linked, no matter the circumstance, it doesn’t prepare you for the moment you realize your soulmate is being occupied by someone else. It certainly doesn’t prepare you for having absolutely no idea of the length of time your soulmate’s going to be occupied by this other person. Will it be a month? Will it be a year? Will it be forever? It might just be forever. And there’s nothing you can do about it. Then, suddenly, you realize a saying as intense as this should most definitely come with a warning label. A warning label for the heart. A warning label for the Soul. That warning label should state as follows: “If you find your “Soulmate” but are one of the Unfortunate Individuals unable to be with him/her at this time, the following symptoms may occur: Sadness, Loneliness, Isolation, Emptiness, Heartache, Sudden stream of tears which may occur at any time, Sleepless nights, Unwanted dreams, Lack of concentration, Interruption of talents and goals, and Loss of belief in love.” Sad but true. 

But, if this happens, would it be possible for someone to believe in love again? There was a time when I briefly compared believing in love to someone believing in The Creator. Even though you may never physically experience Love or physically see The Creator, it doesn’t mean both are unattainable. It may seem as though both are unattainable, but we can have “Faith” in the possibility of  “Love” existing. Not only for others but for “Ourselves” as well.