"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul." -Swami Vivekananda (Indian Spiritual Leader of the Hindu Religion (Vedanta)
People give too much credit to the idea of fate. While some things are certainly by chance and out of your control, many others come down to choice personal responsibility. If you want to keep people in your life, treat them well.
Regular meditation is said to have life-altering benefits; the practice has been shown to reduce stress, increase practitioners’ well-being, and help individuals avoid a host of illnesses brought on by busy, stressful lifestyles.