Wisdom//

The Threads that Lead Us to What Feeds Us

How does mindful awareness impact our ability to progress?

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An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break. (Chinese Proverb)

I came across these words a few years ago; their depth struck a chord with me.

I don’t believe in coincidences. I don’t believe in coincidences because too many necessary connections have occurred in my life for me to think otherwise.

However, our choices inspire the invisible design of destiny.

To see the red thread it takes mindful awareness — with intention of observing the thread that strings together anger, fear, happiness, heartbreak, hope, pain and passion.

This awareness influences our choices, which will reveal the necessary variation needed to display the tapestry of our individual experiences and teachings.

The workmanship of our life pattern comes from our connection to self.

The invisible red thread — there through all the highs and lows– the connections that result from our choices.

Acknowledging the red thread leads us to the lessons we must learn in order to generate compassion and trust.

Our choices, our lessons, the unexpected, and at times the unexplainable, sow our destiny — to cultivate self-love, which then permeates through us and showers our children, our environment, our fellow beings, our friends, our partners, and our work.

The threads lead us to what feeds us…

Self-awareness

Self-acceptance

Self-care

Self-compassion

Self-trust

Self-worth

Therefore, self-love. Our collective destiny.

Originally published at medium.com

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