I absolutely, 100%, without a doubt, believe in destiny, fate, and everything happening for a reason.
I think everything that happens to us, both good, and bad, is there to help us to evolve into the person that we are supposed to become, and I think that its not until you can look back in hindsight, and as the late Steve Jobs said “connect the dots”, that we can see why things have turned out the way that they have.
I believe that we are destined to connect with the people that we do. And I also think that the people that come into (and go out of) our lives are also there to serve our own evolution, and to teach us things about ourselves. Throughout my life so far, I have met so many people that I have formed wonderful connections with, and in a lot of cases the way that we have connected is against all odds. We are not from the same area, sometimes not even the same country, yet our souls have managed to somehow magically locate each other, and we have come together again in this lifetime to finish whatever it was that we missed out on learning from each other the last time around.
I believe in fate too. I believe that everything that unfolds before us is happening for a reason, and that everything is pre-determined. A lot of people disagree with me, even argue with me, and say you make your own fate, but I think that the things that are meant to happen do, and when they are supposed to. Even the decisions that you make I think will all lead you to the same eventual point.
Like Elizabeth Gilbert in her book Eat, Pray, Love said:
“What would I do if you never came here?’ But I was ALWAYS coming here. I thought about one of my favourite Sufi poems, which says that God long ago drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. I was never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.”
I believe in this too.
I have had too many unexplainable things happen that can only be described as fated, or as Deepak Chopra, and my Spiritual Guru Todd Savvas (www.toddsavvas.com) describes as synchronicity.
Synchronicity is a bizarre phenomenon. The definition of synchronicity on Wikipedia says “Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.” The man who coined the term, Carl Jung, had this to say about it “”When coincidences pile up in this way, one cannot help being impressed by them—for the greater the number of terms in such a series, or the more unusual its character, the more improbable it becomes.”
And I wholeheartedly agree.
And I believe in getting in touch with your intuition. I think this is your own personal inner compass which helps guide you in the right direction. When people speak about “going with their gut” (or heart as I prefer to call it), I think this is intuition at its finest. And the book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, is the most beautiful story ever written about following your heart or intuition. And it also addresses the subject of destiny and fate, and if things are meant to be they will. And evidently a lot of other people share my opinion on this as “The Alchemist” happens to be one of the best-selling books in history, winning the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author, with more than 65 million copies sold worldwide.
So everything happening for a reason, and exactly as its meant to unfold? Yes. Without a doubt. Fated and synchronistic experiences? Of course. The people that we mysteriously connect with against all odds, and there being a hidden meaning behind it all? Absofuckinglutely.