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consequential life  moment


Our world comprises a multitude of specific, instantaneous, momentary actions/activities, all of which collectively make up our day-to-day worlds. Every day involves an infinite number of such experiences as we individually move through space and time; and each of which become increasingly difficult to isolate. These events instantaneously and smoothly combine to form that sequence of situations which ultimately comprise our day.


The instantaneous moment is our smallest immediate contact with reality. It is but  a camera-flash snapshot with our senses experiencing a limited field within an otherwise unclear environment.  

The momentary experience involves the greater awareness resulting from a more comprehensive gathering-in of information as in the totality of a scene captured in the glare of a moving torchlight. We live in a constantly unravelling world of moments.



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Coincidence  /kəʊˈɪnsɪd(ə)ns/  N 

a remarkable concurrence of events

without apparent causal connection 

(accident / chance). 

Missmatch is opposite of coincidence


The Coincidence involves the occurrence of a series of simultaneous events that happen by accident - especially in a way that is unlikely, unexpected and unpredictable; but which have some connection,

i.e. a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without an apparent causal connection. The word derives from the French coincider, and the Medieval Latin coincidere which literally mean "to fall upon together". 


There are only two ways to perceive an event in life –

either as a coincidence or as evidence of synchronicity.

Nikhil Sawant




Syncronous / synchronicity, i.e. the experiencing of events which are causally unrelated but which together have meaning for the person observing them. To be counted as synchronicity, events should be unlikely to occur together by chance. Skeptics question this concept arguing there is usually a chance, no matter how small, that probability and statistical theory are more often than not able to explain the remarkable coincidences.





While coincidence and synchronicity are both defined as “striking occurrences of two or more events at one time”, the difference is that coincidence is perceived as involving chance or luck whereas synchronicity implies the presence of a deeper intelligence at work.


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synchronous  /ˈsɪŋkrənəs/ Adj. 

existing or occurring at same time

(coexistant / simultaneous). 

Asynchronous is opposite of synchronous (nonsynchronous / nonsymaltaneous)

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serendipity  /sɛr(ə)nˈdɪpɪti/ N. 

the occurrence and development of events

by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

(happy chance, happy accident). 

Misfortune is opposite of serendipity


Serendipity involves the occurrence and development of events by chance but which have a happy, beneficial or positive consequence, i.e. a fortunate stroke of serendipity.

The Law of Serendipity states that the "Universe bends in our direction providing us with seemingly accidental and unexpected fortuitous circumstances which we call good luck". 

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Life-moment - an  important moment in time that defines an era in an individual's life.

They are not often perceived while taking place, but easily recognized in retrospect, and sometimes only moments after they occur.

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Life-moments are the bricks-n-mortar of our daily lives (those periods in which we truly inhabit a situation, live the experience and are at one within ourselves. They can be stand-alone or sequentially ordered, involving us singly or collectively with passive or dynamic environments. These can be of mundane and inconspicuous, coincidental or deliberate or stock-taking paradigm-shifting, consequential life-moments.

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A consequential life-moment is that moment of awareness occurring when something unbelievably improbable has impacted on a person; that "What are the odds moment!" when a totally unpredictable sequence of events has been completed. The sequence might have involved a multiplicity of unrelated, semi-related or totally coincidental events which may span a short or lengthy period of time, involve a single or multiple characters, take place in a unique or multiple locations and with an impact on one or more of the parties involved.


It may combine with amazing syncronicity and so result in an otherworldly situation that may have unbelievable relevance serendipitously to the person(s) involved. 


The amazing thing is that the totality of the sequence could have been altered at any point in time resulting in a totally different conclusion or outcome through an act of personal free-choice or accidental misfortune


It is like an unbroken, heavy chain between a solid  peg firmly rooted in the ground and a dog resting contentedly in its kennel behind which a cat is peacefully sleeping.

For more information about:

  • coincidences

  • synchronicity

  • life-moments

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