Coincidence or Something Else?
Do you believe in “something else”? That premonition when you think of somebody out of the blue and then they show up or call you, somehow pop into your life. Or you come across something that becomes a focus in your life.
Things like that.
I use to have those experiences all the time, I would be sitting there, with no care to the world and start thinking of a person, and usually the phone would ring within the day, or that person would show up to visit. It became a normal for me that I gave it no thought really as to if there was something more behind it.
I was also very “spiritual” and very interested in theology and the study of many teachings, etc.
Buddhism and knowing one’s self was a very important theme in those days.
But is there any connection? or is it all just a coincidence?
Are some people more in tuned to everything around them, or is it all just hokey pokey? Animals have “natural instincts”, can humans have some type of experience as well? Gut instinct for instance. When you know to walk away from a situation, that something is just not right, or when you know to keep a vigilant eye out on something… are the two situations related or two different topics? Perhaps they are two different topics.
So back to the first question. Something else or coincidence. Two days ago out of the blue I thought of a kid from school, long time ago. I passed by his house and wondered what ever became of him. Yesterday he showed up at my fathers house while he was having a yard sale. The man speaks to me, calling out my name and I was unaware to who he even was. When he tells me his name, I am sure I came across very obtuse, I think I was in more shock than anything else. Plus I remember wondering in the back of my mind, oh my god, I look like hell. We have a quick exchange and he leaves.
After my mother passed away, my thinking changed, I had already started that path before she passed, the more I studied the more I questioned everything I had thought. I let go and doing so, I actually became empty inside.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that everyone that thinks that way is empty, but I myself personally, became like a shell. I felt that everything I had ever been taught was all a lie. I was mad at the world, the people in it, and the continuing pushing of ideologies.
I had nothing to hold on to. The more I searched for answers, I was awakened to more questions. Coincidences no longer happen, they were just that, a coincidence… I went from one extreme to the other, with no neutral ground. I went from being a feeling to a becoming a thinking. now I seem to be in the middle of the both, with my own beliefs from my own experiences.
I guess what I am trying to get at is, do we make these coincidences up or do they really exist? Is it a power of suggestion? or is it nothing, with no real meaning behind it?
I am having a hard time believing that it’s just a coincidence.
Would love to know what you think.