Fate is a complicated concept. It’s simultaneously frightening and exhilarating to think that there are things that are bound to happen, people we are meant to meet. I’m not sure if I believe in it 100% all the time, but I do believe that there are certain situations in life in which fate plays a part. This saying sums up my beliefs in fate pretty well: “What’s meant to be will always find its way.” The way I see it, “its way” isn’t necessarily the expected outcome, or the happiest; it just means that everything works itself out the way its supposed to eventually.
One aspect of fate that I definitely believe in is connecting with “kindred spirits” as we go through life. There are people who we are meant to cross paths with at some point. We may not realize it right away, but when we get to know them, and they us, there’s always a moment of utter gratitude and happiness that they are a part of our lives. Think of your best friends and how you met. The story might be simple or complicated, funny or boring, but I’d bet there’s something special that brought you together, some coincidence or commonality that facilitated your meeting.
Some things are beyond our control; this is a lesson I know all too well. But, instead of letting that scare me, I’ve begun to embrace it. Even though my life isn’t quite how I imagined it would be at this point, I’m incredibly lucky to be where I am. My path has crossed with some incredible people, online and offline, and whatever force brought us together, I’d like to say thanks.
Do you believe in fate? Have you found kindred spirits in your life?