Serendipity

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serendipityeu6Do you know what the word Serendipity means ?  It’s such a sweet sounding word right ?  It means – a fortunate accident.  Dictionary.com describes it as an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.   Wikipedia states Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely.

 

I was flicking channels earlier today and came across the movie Serendipity – which is a movie that I’ve always been fascinated by.  I watched it – after quite a few years; and it mad me smile back to a few incidents over the past few months; and made me very glad for my actions of last night.

 

Quite a few months back – I met SK – and it was an entirely random encounter.  We had met online; got talking online; eventually graduated to text messages and then finally on the phone.  We had not ‘met’ each other as yet.  So we met.  We had planned to go for a long drive and just chat.  Driving anywhere in Bombay can become a long drive – but we were being adventurous – let’s go somewhere else.

 

I basically drove almost 100 km outside of the city limits with a complete and utter stranger who I did not know anything about aside from what he had told me online and on texts etc.   I even lay flat down on the curve of an uphill road risking being run over by cars that could be driving around.

 

The reason I tell you about SK is because he introduced me to the concept of metaphysics.  You have probably heard the term – but may not know about it  - I was pretty clueless about the subject myself.   SK has now started a Blog which I would definitely recommend checking out when you get a chance.

 

Here’s an excerpt from his blog which really touched something inside of me.  I have been feeling restless and slightly incomplete; in the sense that I have been wanting to do something but haven’t done it – and after reading SK’s blog – I knew I just had to do whatever it was that was on my mind.

 

Whether its praise, love, criticism, money, time, space, power, punishment, sorrow, laughter, care, pain, or pleasure… the more you give the more you will receive..

So indulgence is the best thing to do…

Don’t say No… Just go into it and experience the moment….

It’s just being like a river… Following a direction … keep flowing… you may wander different routes but you will reach the ocean at last (that’s the goal)… but if you go stagnant… there will be dirt settling over you….

A flowing river always depicts strength, beauty, health, and freshness…
So we just need to flow… Never stop… do everything that comes your way… coz if it’s come in your way… It’s for you…

 

Pretty deep huh ?  As I said – these words struck a chord somewhere inside of me; and that in turn has helped me settle the internal volley of words going on inside of my head and I have finally taken my own self-advice.

 

I emailed the man.  I just put my thoughts out on paper (well on gmail) and have sent it across to him via cyber space and told him how I feel and that it would be nice to know how he feels about the situation.   I don’t know if I will hear from him; if he will ever respond; but at least I have done what I had to do and told him.  Now it’s up to life – fate – destiny – karma – whatever you want to universecall it – to determine the outcome.

 

I sent that email around 4 a.m yesterday; and now I feel like my Facebook status I am letting myself go to the universal energy flows … wonder what this ride is gonna be like !!

 

The series of events which led me to send that email included having written the email almost 3 weeks ago but never actually sending it out; then reading SK’s blog the night before; finally being able to just send the email out; and to top it off – watching the movie Serendipity today post the email etc. 

 

Here’s a memorable quote from the movie which I feel sums up how I feel about my actions.

 

Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences, but rather, it's a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite sublime plan.

3 comments:

iguana said...

A man is defined by his actions... thats what is said till now... but i say .. a man is defined by his reactions to things...

and you react... you react in the most fabulous way to situations and conditions...

before you have send the message through cyber space.... the message was delivered to the person through universal space (what i call the universal internet)

it carries our thoughts to the person or thing we are thinking of...

and if both are in sync... u both will know... if even one is not in sync.... even a email message wont work, as there wont be a reaction... reason, one person is not in sync...

its our reactions which lead us to love, friendship, family, work and everything in between and beyond...

and most importantly we should be in sync with the universe and its function...
even Lucifer was a creative and most talented angles of god.. but he reacted different from others to god... so he has been defined... :)

n ya.. we meeting even before we connected online.. we can give it a name "Serendipity".... :))

its the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely.

Kaddu said...

I love the movie Serendipity, but I never really paid attention to the lines you have mentioned... "Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences, but rather, it's a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite sublime plan." That's so funny, considering that I have had a similar tag-line on my blog for the last 2.5 years now! Hmmm! I guess I'll need to watch the movie again.

Btw I just found ur blog thru indiblogger award thread... loved this post... & I also see that u r a part of Sumit's blogger group! :-D Have "followed" you. Will need to check out ur friend SK's blog too. Do visit my blog whenever u hv time. Take care :-)

silentlyexpress said...

a series of coincidences or a part of perfect big plan, so we should just go with the flow being happy i guess..cause everything is a part of a big plan