Once upon a time, there was a little boy who met an old man standing in the moonlight. He was holding a book in his hands. The little boy was curious and asked the man what the book was about. The man said: “It’s a book of marriages. One day, when you’ll be grown up, you’re going to marry this girl. That’s written in the stars. She is your fate.”
The boy didn’t like the idea of being married, so he threw a rock at the girl and run away. Years passed, and the little boy had grown into a handsome young man. A marriage was arranged between him and one of the most beautiful women in the village.
On the night of their wedding, when he uncovered her veil, he noticed a big scar over her eyebrow. What happened? She told him that when she was a child, a boy threw a rock at her. He was surprised to find out that he reconnected with the girl who was supposed to be his fate.
Do you believe in fate? I do.
It is said that there is an invisible thread of fate that connects two souls that are meant to be together. What is most astonishing: nothing can ever break this thread: regardless of time, place, or what happens, those people who are connected by this fate thread are bound to be together.
The color of this thread is red, associated with love, passion, desire, attraction. This red thread of fate is originating from an ancient East Asian myth. Based on the myth, people who are meant to meet, be together or help each other are tied with the red thread around their ankles.
This concept is very similar to the one of a “soulmate” or “twin flame”. However, there is one difference: the focus is much more on the concept of being “bound” to someone, rather than looking for, finding, or meeting your other half.
The Chinese believe that the moment we enter this world, we’re bound to the read thread. “The red threads don’t wind their way around our ankles as we walk, don’t catch on us as we brush past things. As we age, with each passing year, the threads grow tighter, bringing us close to the people whose lives are destined to intertwine with ours in some way.”
The legend of the little boy and the old man has a great advice for all of us: even we find our destined person, it doesn’t mean everything will be sugar and sweets. In other words, we need to work for that relationship to succeed; we need to be more devoted, compassionate, faithful.
Most of all, this legend is astonishingly amazing because it sends a powerful message: What is meant to be, it will be. We can’t run away from it, nor change it. Destiny will always take its course, and everything will just fall into place.
In the end, remember: two souls that are connected by the red thread are destined lovers. This thread is magical: even though it may tangle and stretch, there’s no such power to break it.