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What is "COINCIDENCE?" Have you had any coincidences that make you wonder if there is anything more significant? Please list one or more.

Some coincidences seem meaningful in ways that I do not understand at the time they are happening or ever. I would appreciate your sharing any peculiar coincidences you have experienced that seem significant and speculate about what that significance might be.

  • Jul 16 2013: greg, these are just the sort of coincidences that intrigue me. I have heard that parts of dreaming are about the past, parts are about the present and parts are about the future. Years ago I had a detailed lengthy dream about a place including a foreign language I did not recognize. I had the dream in April, wrote it down on several pages, single-spaced 4 days later, and found myself at that place the following October. It was Wales. Kenfig Pool - supposedly a city that sunk beneath the sea. So, greg, what is all this about I wonder. I wonder about the usefulness of it, the significance of it, the implications of it all. I've had more experiences that seem strangely coincidental. I find it very interesting, but it seems they must have some value or purpose. I have no idea what that value or purpose is. If you do or have even a hunch, do tell. Thanks. Happy Today.
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    Jul 15 2013: Well I remember having a dream while I was sleeping about making out with a stranger on a train, and six months later, I found myself making out with a stranger on a train. It make me think sometimes dreams can predict the future.

    I also had this weird experience where I had this woman living above me who had a grudge against me, and when I would wake up in the middle of the night, before I had made any sound whatsoever, she would stomp once on the floor above me. I really thought she intuitively knew, or sensed, I had awakened, and stomped on the floor to bother me.
  • Jul 9 2013: The human brain is amazingly good at detecting and seeing patterns, even patterns that do not really exist.
    • Jul 9 2013: I do not understand what you mean by seeing patterns "that do not really exist."
      • Jul 10 2013: If you show someone a picture of dots randomly placed on a page, most people can find an image. The stars are an excellent example; different cultures find different images. People who play slot machines are convinced that they can detect patterns and try to develop strategies for maximizing their winnings.

        When we think that coincidences have some significance, we might be finding significance where it does not exist.
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    Jul 8 2013: There's difference, neither one benign,
    In reading signs and heeding signs.
    One begot of chains of thought,
    One assumes some grand design.

    Of fluke and fate, the fulcrum
    Lies in state of mind.
    A happenstance of timing,
    Inherent neatnesses of rhyming,
    Cause and effect? or
    Faith and what faith finds?
    • Jul 9 2013: Thank you, Scott. Wonderful!
  • Jul 8 2013: Sure they probably mean something for at least the ones that you realize. But what about the tons and tons of coincidences that you didn't even realize where coincidences and you then forget about them and they meant nothing.
    • Jul 9 2013: Maybe they meant nothing. Of the ones that you have realized meant something, I guess some had strong or important meanings or seemed to and some were puzzling. I am mostly puzzled by the ones I have noticed. I wish I would remember to write them down on a neat list. Maybe, if I looked at a whole bunch of them, some meaning would pop up.