22 February, 2010

Being On Earth Is One Big Coincidence

Many of the posts on this blog are about coincidences or synchronicity. I've written about lots of examples, some small and others more impressive. But when you think about it, we are all here on earth at this time by one big coincidence or maybe even millions of them.

evolution stages of manThe odds of us being here now must be billions and billions to one. For example, if our great-great-great-great-great-grandfather hadn't have met up by chance/coincidence with our great-great-great-great-grandmother then we wouldn't be here now. And you could take this right back to the first men and women who walked on earth - even Adam and Eve if this is what you believe.

It looks like we are all linked, almost relations if you like, going back thousands of years.

Let's now look at this from another viewpoint, this time looking forward. Our meeting with our partners and then us producing our children stretches way into the future. Our great-great-great-great-grandchildren will be there partly because of us and other coincidences along the way. We are linked therefore to millions and millions of people in the future.

Now some will say, though all of this might be true, there is more to it than this. They would bring in their beliefs of how we are souls or spirits - or whatever else you might wish to call the part of us which is God, for want of a better word.

If we are atheists then us being is here is definitely one massive series of coincidences. We are almost freaks by being here in our present form purely by chance - lucky to have had the opportunity to experience a short life. Simply a speck of dust along the highway.

If we believe there is something more to us, and we are eternal, then perhaps the coincidences that got us here are in fact part of some Master Plan. Some say we choose our parents, for instance, and are here for a purpose of learning. If this were/is true those coincidences, which created our physical bodies are less meaningful, but other coincidences and synchronicity are the opposite - very much more meaningful.

It all depends on what we choose to believe.

Regarding coincidences in general I feel that The Celestine Prophecy guy James Redfield has got it partly right when he says:

"A new spiritual awakening is occurring in human culture, an awakening brought about by a critical mass of individuals who experience their lives as a spiritual unfolding, a journey in which we are led forward by mysterious coincidences."

Further Reading:
10 Coincidence Or Synchronicity Examples
How The Past Can Link To The Future
Coincidence or Synchronicity - Example 10 - About a link to the past.

5 comments:

  1. Gosh, that has got me thinking. It will be your fault if I can't sleep tonight.

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  2. Redfield's quote and so many similar ones from futurists, New Age writers and spiritual philosophers, and those of us who are just seeking glimpses of "the bigger picture" have me insatiably curious about numbers/statistics.

    Of the 6.5 billion humans alive right now, how many, in fact, believe in Universe/Spirit/Organizing Principle/God, but are not affiliated with any one major organized religion or branch/sect thereof?

    Will a simple majority represent the critical mass or tipping point in the evolution of spiritual belief?

    Will the Age of Aquarius be characterized by the gradual blurring of the lines of difference among the world's religions?

    Will the concepts of 'unbeliever', 'infidel', 'heretic' eventually fade to irrelevancy?

    These are my ponderings of late and why I enjoy your stimulating posts. Good writing Mike.

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  3. musingegret: Ah, statistice - as someone said 72.9% of them are made up!

    I think sometimes authors write about what they hope is or will happen - a feeling or instinct perhaps.

    The real answers most likely have to come to us as individuals when something clicks and we are certain that - whatever it is - is true. Maybe some of the writers are a step ahead, or there again, they might just make it up.

    There's lots for us to ponder over.

    Mike.

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