I’ve been on this Earth a little while now and if there’s one thing I’m increasingly convinced that doesn’t exist or is rare it’s coincidences. The premise is that on your path in life many, many other paths cross yours in different ways and these are totally random events. But I’m not so sure.
Do coincidences exist? Possibly, probably, maybe. But as Mycroft Holmes said to Sherlock when he was summing up some facts and trying to explain them as coincidence “The universe is rarely so lazy” and I think this is a better way to look at it.
Let me try and convince you:
- Have you ever been talking about someone from your past, or even thinking about them and they suddenly get in touch, or maybe even better, more than one person and they get in touch at nearly the same time.
- Or what about this, you’re five minutes late to go to work or some other place. Seething you make the journey only to find some unfortunate soul(s) have been caught up in an accident or something. If you had left on time that was likely to be you.
- How about this to make you think – when you go out you frequently bump into the same person, different times, different places. What are the odds?
- Ever had the queezy feeling that something is going to happen? Good or bad, something you couldn’t plan or would be hard to predict? Then when it happens you chalk it down to a coincidence?
These ‘coincidences’ can be taken in two ways, the first is at face value these are random happenings. But what are the odd of this – can it really be explained away like that?
What if we’re more connected than it seems at face value?
What if the ‘universe’, God’ or whatever creative force we believe in somehow guides, manipulates or even controls the events that take place in our lives?
Do our thoughts and our desires or fear influence some of the outcomes in our lives?
It’s food for thought isn’t it? I’ve often heard people saying that good things won’t happen if you think negatively. This implies if we think positively that good things will happen. I can’t argue with that, I’m not saying that if you think life is roses that riches and all you desires will come true but sure as hell it won’t if you don’t get out of a pit of negativity.
The other thing I found out recently was that according to astrology Saturn passing through your star sign isn’t a great thing, Saturn essentially encourages growth by breaking apart your life, smashing things about and taking away so that you have to rebuild. Since 2014 my life has been pretty riddled with a lot of shit and I’ve often been left wondering what the hell is going on. Guess what? Saturn entered my sign (Sagittarius) in 2014 and decided to leave late last year.
Is this a coincidence? Typically I’ve never taken astrology seriously. But you know nothing else in reason, or belief explains the last few years except this. So what am I to think? Is this just the human nature to be able to explain the things that happen in our lives and seek out something, anything that makes sense?
The weird thing about this is that whatever we decide, coincidence or not there is the possibility that this is all in our minds, that our reality is not what we think it is or might be. That alone is a conclusion – whatever is happening could all be in our mind. Which isn’t actually very helpful.