Finding the Peace

Is a coincidence really an accident?

Wayne Dyer states, “There’s no coincidence. In fact, coincidence itself is a mathematical term. Remember in geometry, they would say that two angles that coincide, fit together perfectly – so now we’ve taken a term that means ‘two things that fit together perfectly’ and interpreted it to mean ‘something that fits together accidentally.’ We’ve just reversed the whole concept of coincidence – its co-in-side.” ~ Wayne Dyer

So actually, a coincidence is not an accident, but something that fits together perfectly.  I always applaud the Divine when something serendipitously happens. I believe it happens more frequently then we realize, but oh what fun when things just fall into place without effort. Have you ever noticed that when we are interested in something, our surroundings just start to show us signs that fit into the big picture of what we are focused upon?
It is during these times when we really have to ponder our life and how events, meeting of people, or signs from above just fill in the picture for us. I find this to be true when I have a question – I just pose the question and often the answer comes to me through a conversation I have during the day or an article I pick up to read, or any number of “random” sources.

Author Squire Rushnell calls them God winks. “There is a powerful correlation between wishes and winks, because when your wish comes true or your prayer is answered, it sometimes comes in the form of a coincidence – a wink from God.” I love the idea of getting God’s “wink” as affirmation that I am on track, or moving in the right direction. I take the coincidences into my heart and affirm myself and continue on in my journey or endeavor knowing I am flying on the wings of the eagle and I should keep on keeping on. 

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  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
    Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

  • Janie Pfeifer Watson, LICSW, is the founder and director of Wholeness Healing Center, a mental health practice in Grand Island, Nebraska with remote sites in Broken Bow and Kearney. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of areas, including depression, anxiety, attachment and bonding, coaching, couples work, mindfulness, trauma, and grief. She views therapy as an opportunity to learn more about yourself as you step more into being your authentic self. From her perspective this is part of the spiritual journey; on this journey, she serves as a mirror for her clients as they get to know themselves—and, ultimately, to love themselves.


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