Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Serendipity: The making of happy and unexpected
discoveries by accident or when looking for something else; such a discovery. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: The long life lived by most humans with multitudinous events and
interactions with people and things provides for many opportunities for the making of serendipitous discoveries. Most people are so emotionally
overloaded or trapped in repetitive behaviour patterns that serendipity goes unnoticed or, if seen, is so astounding as to be put down to some
divine blessing or intervention or is being dismissed as luck. Serendipity is often claimed to be a prayer answered, good luck, God’s will,
or ‘existence providing’, while blindly ignoring the other times when prayers go unanswered, ‘life’s a bitch’, it was bad luck or ‘someone
else’s fault’, or it was ‘good’ to suffer as a ‘growth’ experience.
On the wide and wondrous path to actual freedom serendipitous discoveries are a constant occurrence.
With the ever-running of the question ‘How am I experiencing this moment of being alive?’ one is continuously presented with
opportunities to discover, investigate and understand what particular feeling, resulting from an event or interaction, is preventing you from
being happy now. Yesterday’s happiness or some future – imaginary – happiness or harmlessness has absolutely no relevance right now, this
only moment you can experience being alive. If you miss the opportunity this time around, this moment, you have another chance immediately,
this moment, for one’s life is perpetually experienced in this moment only. And serendipity will always present you with the next issue,
belief, instinctual pattern, mood or emotion, etc. – right on cue. But, as serendipitous as the incident or discovery or event may be, it is
what you make of it that is of more significance. A serendipitous discovery, if dispassionately contemplated upon, can lead to a realization
such that it becomes a life-changing event.