Destined to Be

This week my partner was stopped by a customer who asked if he would mind if they read his palm. I am not one of those people who just out-and-out believes in any and all types of astrology, spirituality, astronomy, magic or whatever terms you put to it, but I’ve seen and heard enough to believe there is some validity and basis in reality for most of the practices.

A couple of the things the individual told my partner lined up with who he was, the one that was most interesting to me was that his palm said that we (he and I) were destined. It’s one of the strangest feelings I’ve ever experienced to hear that someone thinks you’re destined to be with someone, be someone, or experience something. Whether you’re a big believer in fate or not, there are tons of people who have said something along the lines of ‘sometimes no matter what you do you’ll end up at the same conclusion’ or ‘set in stone’ because they’ve had or been told of experiences that no matter what was done to make things go differently it still happened.

It makes me think about what it means for us though. Let’s say for a moment we absolutely believed that it’s possible to be destined for someone. If we’re destined it means that no matter what we do we’d be put together. It’s annoying for those of us who are control freaks that we don’t have any control over who we meet. But the reality is there is a huge choice for us in it.

There are many reasons why I love my partner but there are some really good reasons why we never could/should have gotten together. The choice in it for us, even though we’re destined, is in what we do with that destiny. We could make life miserable for each other, and we certainly have our moments of struggle. But why waste the time and energy on resisting something that’s destined when we should be doing everything in our power to enjoy and make the most of the situation?

This weekend I encourage you to take a look at your relationship with your partner. Assume that you were told that you two were destined and meant for each other. What things would you be doing differently than you are now?

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