So goes the saying: “We don’t meet anybody by accident, they are meant to cross our path for a reason”.
The connotation is almost invariably of a spiritual meaning behind meeting people. But whether we believe in that literal interpretation or not, just putting ourselves in this frame of mind can change our perception.
We could approach people we meet with a preconceived idea of them, usually one of judgment. Or we could be open to the possibility that everyone has something to offer, a story to tell, and lessons to teach; or perhaps there is something they need from us.
It is a refreshing way of looking at things that takes the pressure off of ourselves, instead of feeling like we have just been interrupted by them.
Stay curious, it can change interactions for the better, and make the world a more interesting place.