“Jung’s theory of synchronicity says there are links between events beyond cause and effect. Patterns the conscious mind can’t perceive. [pause] There is no such thing as coincidence or accident.” “In the immortal words of Leroy Jethro Gibbs [puts on a deep voice] ‘I don’t believe in coincidences’.”
This possibility of an explanation creates the opportunity for saying “ there are no coincidences .” If a cause can be defined, then there is no coincidence . Many believe that Fate or Mystery, or the Universe or God, causes coincidences . Therefore, there are no coincidences .
Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences .” “ Coincidences mean you’re on the right path.” “Life is full of luck, like getting dealt a good hand, or simply by being in the right place at the right time. “There is no such thing as coincidence in this world.
It is quantified as a number between 0 and 1 (where 0 indicates impossibility and 1 indicates certainty). The higher the probability of an event, the more certain we are that the event will occur. A simple example is the toss of a coin. The probability is 1/2 (or a 50% chance) of either “heads” or “tails”.
Both fate and coincidence are beyond our control. They just happen. Fate is what’s meant to be, no matter what you do, and coincidence is a matter of right place, right time.
Even within the relatively limited sample of your own life , there are all kinds of opportunities for coincidences to happen. When you consider all the people you know and all the places you go and all the places they go, chances are good that you’ll run into someone you know, somewhere, at some point.
Consensus is the 1960s US TV series ‘Get Smart’. from the fascinating discussion on “Origin of ” Coincidence — I think not !” It was used, inter alia, in The Incredibles (in 2004), also in the TV show ‘the outer limits’ and it was said by the narrator: ‘ Coincidence ? You decide.
Serendipity: Why It’s Important To Believe In Signs . Stocksy.
Why do these extraordinary events happen ? Various strange forces have been put forward. Austrian biologist Paul Kammerer proposed that coincidences arise from a basic physical force, called “seriality”, though he dismissed as superstition any supernatural ideas that could, for example, link dreams to future events.
In Luke 10:31, Jesus said , “And by a coincidence a certain priest was going down in that way, and having seen him, he passed over on the opposite side.” It is translated from the Greek word synkyrian, which is a combination of two words syn and kurios.
Many believe that Fate or Mystery, or the Universe or God, causes coincidences . Their faith in something Greater provides them with a cause. They are not coincidences , just random events. Those who believe in Mystery are more likely to believe that coincidences contain messages for them personally.
1 : the act or condition of coinciding : correspondence … a perfect coincidence between truth and goodness …— Robert South. 2 : the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection …
Synchronicity (German: Synchronizität) is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences ” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.
Synchronicities are incidents of spiritual significance that ask us to momentarily dampen our self-obsession and consider the possibility of the divine. Synchronistic experiences leave us with a curious sense that we should pay attention.
Things that are coincidental take place at the same time, but there isn’t any connection. It’s just chance — a coincidence . Coincidental is the opposite of causal, which means one thing directly causing another to happen.