Mingling Science and Mysticism
Do your thoughts ever manifest in happenstance, yet so fitting ways they seem beyond serendipity or coincidence? Recently, I’ve had a bout of these transcendental occurrences.
Often contemplating a concept, object or a person leads to an event, conversation or stumbled run in with something directly correlated. Every time taken aback, the more it happens, the more I question whether it is mere coincidence or serendipity of a higher order. Could our thoughts have the power to manifest in reality?
Mysticism is part of the fun, and believing in something while accepting ignorance to its profound essence is positive, but the rational side always questions if it is mere coincidence.
It’s reasonable to see it mechanically–if your mind is focused on something, it’s going to notice correlations where it wouldn’t have before. The logical explanation isn’t strong enough to knock out my belief in deeper connection, however, where belief itself has demonstrated powerful mind-body influence.
The spiritual are more inclined to believe thinking positive thoughts and high mental energy has influence in real life. Scientists may see this as kooky, but they are asking the same questions and using scientific approaches to prove spiritual claims.
While science and spirituality appear contradictory, in many cases they believe in the same thing, just require different forms of justification. Spiritual belief recognizes inexplicable phenomenon and accepts it, where scientists feel they can’t accept unless they can prove.
For example, many trust the power of the mind and feel that channeling energy can be felt and manifested on the other side of the world–that everything is interconnected in one system.
At the same time, scientists are discovering that one tiny particle affects matter around the world. They’ve sought proof for the same thing–everything is interconnected.
In regards to shaping a sustainable world, a degree of both spirituality and science is needed. Where instead of manipulating and attempting to control nature, science is used to understand natural phenomena to better innovate and apply findings beneficially, and spiritual acceptance of what works but is not fully understood allows for instinctual application for harmonic lifestyles.
What do you think: Serendipitous or coincidental mind-manifested occurrences? Spiritual belief, scientific proof or both?