How do you respond to life’s little coincidences? I ask this, hoping we can, at least for the time being, set aside the debate as to whether there can be little or big coincidences.
You’re probably wondering where all this is coming from….and frankly, so am I.
On Friday, a good friend explained a life altering choice that was made based on what some would call a coincidence. My friend saw it as a sign that the universe was answering her questions and making it unequivocally clear.
I don’t discount this. I do believe that positive thinking and boldly asking the universe for something works. I skimmed “the Secret.” and I got some benefit from reading “Eat, Pray, Love.” I have even witnessed people who could do some amazing things because they were positive–were talking front row centre to sold out concerts kind of amazing.
I am just not sure where I see myself in all of that. Most of my coincidences are small. I run into my bus crushes at a supermarket far from where they should be. I find much longed for products on sale…. after I have already bought them (why wasn’t that a chorus in the Alanis Morissette song?) and some other stuff that isn’t coming to mind right now.
Maybe what I am asking is a different question altogether. Am I just not listening to the universe? Am I missing the message? Am I tuned into the wrong place?
I hope this post isn’t coming off as whiny. As I compose it in my head it sounds a bit of a cross between utter confusion and ironic belligerence. Of course, that could be because that is how almost everything sounds in my mind’s ears.
How about you guys? How about the rest of the blogosphere? Without getting too….. incorrectly philosophical, I would like to know your thoughts. Are you attuned to the message? Do you feel confident that you are interpreting the universe?