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I've had a curious year. I don't know if I'm reading too much into this - I don't know what the Buddha taught about 'coincidences' and if they hold meaning - but what has happened has caught my attention, at least. This was my year so far...
Until a few months ago I lived in Vauxhall in London. The day before the Westminster terrorist attack I was at Westminster (the bridge, houses of parliament etc.).
The week before the Stockholm attack I was in Stockholm doing a training course.
On the day of the London Bridge attacks I had planned to go to London Bridge earlier in the day just to sightsee, as I hadn't been before, but was too lazy to go. Also on the same night as the attack there was a stabbing in Vauxhall that at first was connected to the terrorist atrocities but was later found to be unrelated.
At this point the seeming pattern had caught my attention and had become a joke within my family. Then...
Now, I've got flight records and other 'evidence', but I'm not sharing this to prove anything. I'm just curious as to what it might mean... if anything at all. It could all be coincidental. Of course, from a Buddhist perspective it's all just delusion and ignorance, but it's still interesting.
Am I reading too much into this? Or would you too be a little bit puzzled by these events? Does anyone else experience patterns of coincidences like this, and what does it mean to you?