Did you know that, according to a legend, there’s an intangible string of fate that binds two people (who are destined to be together)? YES, these people are connected are bound regardless of time, place or circumstance, and nothing can break the invisible thread. The color of the string of fate that binds two soul mates is RED! This color is also related to attraction and desire
The red string of fate comes from an ancient East Asian belief. According to this myth, the Gods tie a red string around the ankles of those that are destined to meet each other or help each other in a certain way. And, this concept is similar to the Western concept of a “soulmate” or a “twin flame.” The only real difference is that this proverb focuses more on the concept of being “bound” to someone rather than finding your other half.
This is how the story goes:
Walking home one night, a little boy saw an old man reading a book. He asked him what he was reading. The old man said it was a book of marriages, and told the young boy he was destined to marry one girl. When he showed the little boy the girl he was to marry. But, the boy didn’t like the idea because he didn’t want to get married. He threw a rock at her and ran away as fast as he could. Years later, a marriage was arranged between the boy and one of the most beautiful girls in the village. But, when he unveiled her he noticed that his wife-to-be had a small scar over her eyebrow. When he asked her about it, she told him that a boy had thrown a rock at her as a child.
Remember – destiny will take its course, and in time all will fall into place. It is important not to fight the red thread – you can’t change it! But, unfortunately, even if you find the person on the other end of the fateful red string, that doesn’t mean staying together will be easy. The proverb is meant to instill loyalty, devotion, and compassion.
Note: in Japanese culture it is said the red string is tied around the pink finger. Hence the phrase “pinky swear.” Well, this means that the person who broke their promise had to cut off their pinky finger!
This intangible string of fate that binds two people is also there to make sure lovers remain faithful to one another. And, no matter how near or far you are from the person, the thread remains. There will be times when mentally or physically, you feel distant from the person, but that doesn’t affect the thread that binds you two together.
“The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.”