What do you call a series of events that happen simultaneously in your life, which was actually nothing, but somehow it gives meaning to your life?
Like finally talking to a certain person that you have met over and over again in the bus you usually take for work and find out that both of you went to the same elementary school, then five years later, you married that person.
Or being introduced to someone whom you only know on name-basis for years and ended up being in a 2-year relationship with that person.
Or maybe, dreaming about somebody out of the blue and around the same time, that person you’ve dreamt about, was actually dreaming about you too.
What do you call that? Is it fate? Or is it coincidence? Which one do you think it is?
I personally don’t believe in coincidence. There must be a bigger power ‘out there’ that planned all of this. The power that most people call God. They can call it whatever they want for all I care. But that power exist, I’m sure of that.
I believe that each and everyone of us is given a huge map when we were born. A map that consists of a bunch of paths that we have to make throughout our life. A map that is full with choices and options. A map that only has one destination: life itself.
Each turn that we take will lead us to a different story. It will never be the same. But then again, since it’s a map, everything is already planned out. It’s only a matter of choices that take us to where we are right now.
I believe that there’s always a reason behind everything that happened in our life. You don’t meet one person at one place in certain time just for the sake of meeting. It can’t be. There must be some hidden meaning behind that meeting that we, as human being, haven’t figured out.
That is why I don’t believe in coincidence.
Jesse didn’t just happen to meet Celine in Vienna. And nine years later, Celine didn’t just happen to be in the bookstore in Paris where Jesse held his book signing. And as you all know, nine years after that, they didn’t just happen to be married and stroll along the shore in Greece.
David didn’t just meet Elise in the mens room after he failed to be elected as a Senator. Something was meant to be happening following that meeting because they kept meeting each other after that.
I know I am referring to movies which are fictional and obviously not real. But somehow, among the six billions people who live in this world, those kinds of things happened! I know that by experience.
So excuse me if I sound delusional. But I believe that everything is fated. I believe it by heart.