The Red String of Fate

“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb.
All cultures have pondered what it is that governs the individual path of each person, and among them, many have conceived an astronomical thread that predicts their paths.
Think of the Moirai of the Greeks, who hold a thread of gold for each person on earth and cut it suddenly when his or her death is due or the other Red Thread of the Cabala which connects the believers to the Holy Land of Jerusalem.
Such a viewpoint on life and relationships has given birth to holistic philosophy, which states that our vital essence isn’t confined to the borders of our physical body. Holists declare that we are one with the Universe and see the notion of the Red String as one of the ways towards understanding this unity.


Have you ever found yourself thinking: ’’This person has entered my life for a reason’’? Quite possibly, you’re right. And it might be the case that Fate has already guided you to the point where you can bring change into the lives of others.
It is logical to think that if life is conceived as an excellent text (Latin text: knitting, connection), the strings are the primary material of men to rasterize their daily lives. To ‘lose the thread’ is now a universal expression to refer to practical or even existential deviation.
Thus, the legend of the Red Thread tells us that within the labyrinth of encounters and shared stories there is a pre-designed and perfect path, a scarlet string which, like that of Ariadne, connects us with our irrevocable destination placed at the edge of another string that will also lead to us.

Author: mydoina

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes. -Carl Gustav Jung-

9 thoughts on “The Red String of Fate”

    1. Many of us believe in fate because it offers us comfort and security. When bad events occur, fate tells us that this is all part of a greater plan. This gives our tragedies meaning.

      On the other hand, if all outcomes are written in stone, then we have no control of our own destinies. As a result, lack of free will may cause feelings of helplessness, and worthlessness, which can lead to depression. If we cannot change anything, then there is no point in trying, and no ownership of action…

      So I don’t know, sometimes I wonder if …☺️

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    1. Thank you, they are not photos taken by me, they are taken from the internet. I think they are made at the “ Venice art biennale”…I think it’s the work of a Japanese artist. I will check and I will add a link to my article…

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