Sunday, November 7, 2010

Coincidence, Happenstance or Maybe the Natural Order of Things

Have you ever thought about a friend you haven't seen in awhile and then the phone rings and it's her? Or you receive e-mail from someone who crossed your mind. Have you ever been in the process of making a decision and then noticed how all the pieces just fall into place around making that decision?

I believe there are no accidents in life. Nor do I believe that these events are unrelated and coincidental. I think that something greater is at play in these instances, some guiding force helping us along a chosen path. I simply need to be open to the possibilities and let myself see the signs. When life unfolds according to the natural order of things, it is not me rigging the outcomes. Rather, I am allowing the development of a process that is neither coincidence nor happenstance. And then I notice the synergy. This can ultimately be reassuring as I just let myself go with it and trust that every thing works out for a greater good.

5 comments:

  1. I share your belief that things do seem to point us in a direction and life gives us interesting paths to explore.

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  2. I like that, Septembermom: point us in a direction. All we have to do is follow. Thanks for your comment!

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  3. Although I believe opportunities come our way, I still believe we need to do our part. The choices we make in life can lead us in other directions had we chosen differently.

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  4. Yes, free will and positive thinking are indeed key elements here, Laura. I do think that we still need to trust that our decisions are the right ones at the time we make them.

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  5. Let me test your idea.....
    I'm thinking of Sigourney Weaver.....tick tick tick tick...
    Nope, no phone call.... no email...tick tick tick.... no... Wait, who's that at the door?

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