The universe whispers quietly but constantly, pulling my attention to its deepest folds. Behind the simplest things (like a cockcrow, the soft caress of a thin rain, or the background noise of a television) hide unknown meanings, mostly inexpressible, perhaps because nobody has invented the right words to narrate them, yet.
If I listen to science, I’m told that the universe is a place of rules, yes, but most of all a place of coincidence, randomness. An objective material reality that, for some reason we still don’t comprehend entirely, constituted itself based on universal laws and mechanisms allowing all this to exist.
These laws are not the product of an intention, a purpose. They’re the product of cohincidence(s). It’s quite possible entire universes have exploded and then faded instantaneously. It’s also possible there are other universes so different from our that we couldn’t survive there.
I’m told that if I see two lightenings hitting ground at the same time, “same time” is an expression that only has meaning for me, in place x and time x. My perception of simultaneity, therefore, doesn’t reflect objective reality.
I wonder, though: if my perception is subjective, to the point of being in contradiction with reality, does this imply it’s irrelevant? That it has no importance? Are the abstract impressions in my head useless because they don’t exist in the objective reality? Maybe yes, they are useless. But this doesn’t mean they have no value.
My perception of simultaneity is useless but not valueless; just as my impression of synchronicity, even admitting there’s no purpose or intention behind the universe. You see, it’s not necessary to invent some kind of cosmic entity (like a particular deity) to explain synchronicity, for our own perception and imagination have concrete effects upon objective reality.
Reality is the product of our perception and our (un)conscious desire, so we might as well say our “inner reality” is a part of reality as a whole. There isn’t a clear border between inside and outside, individual and environment, individual and other individuals. When you understand this, notions like subjectivity, simultaneity and synchronicity assume a whole different meaning and importance.