Serendipity – Real or Imagined?

by Marla Bollak on June 8, 2011

Complex Number2 Image via Wikipedia

Yesterday I wrote a post wondering what would happen if there were, as Stephen Colbert declared, “no negative numbers.” One thing I noticed is that there would be no imaginary numbers without negative numbers. Now, this is so obtuse that I nearly left it out of my post, but I decided to leave it in, and I’m delighted I did. I’ll tell you why.

Today – and this is not a setup – someone posted a link to a video that involved imaginary numbers. I am not kidding. I cannot tell you the last time I spoke of or thought about imaginary numbers, and today they came up not once, but twice.

Coincidence? I Don’t Think So.

I also mentioned in my last post that math can be fun. This is a very clever and fun video, and I encourage you to check it out. (By the way, the video reminds me that, without imaginary numbers, there would be no complex numbers, either, so math would be a whole lot simpler – and a whole lot less useful.)

Matthew Weathers created this video for his Nature of Math class at Biola University. As he describes it: “What’s the difference between the real and the imaginary? Can an imaginary person (like a person in a YouTube video) do something outside the confines of a video box?”

So What Does This “Coincidence” Mean?

For years, I would lament the fact that these deliciously serendipitous events would occur and I usually didn’t know why. I still don’t always know why, but I know that they’re telling me one thing – and it’s the same message that I wrote about in my last post about pain – PAY ATTENTION. In this case, I have a cool experience to share with you.

The more you get in touch with the universe, the more you will experience serendipity. How do you get in touch with the universe? Simply get more in touch with you. It’s magic and it’s way more fun to grow this way than through pain.

Marla Bollak coaches midlife women on how to get in touch with themselves and create the best rest of their lives. Contact Marla and find out how to find yourself and become the designer of your new life.

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Rosemarie October 10, 2012 at 7:40 am

cool blog….I will forward this to Deanna who appreciates the symmetry of numbers.

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