Do you believe in signs?

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by Deidre, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Deidre

    Deidre Follow thy heart

    For example, positive things are happening re: a situation, and so that means you should continue in that situation. But, if negative things keep occurring, that is possibly a cue for you to move on.

    Do you believe in signs like that?
  2. Running Horse

    Running Horse Workin' on bein' an ol' asshole

    No but I do believe in the influencing of one's reality through perception. If you come at a situation with a negative bias that situation will become negative. Signs are just manifestations of your thoughts into reality.
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  3. Driftrue

    Driftrue Pass All Fail All HipForums Supporter

    ^ I was trying, and failing, to express something like that.

    I have a schizophrenic family member who takes signs too seriously so that kind of keeps me aware of how they can be nonsense.
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  4. neonspectraltoast

    neonspectraltoast Best Member

    I believe that meaningful synchronicity exists, but signs can be taken too far. It's not a sign every time something doesn't go your way. I really do think meaningless obstacles just occur in life.
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  5. Deidre

    Deidre Follow thy heart

    How can we influence things that impact our lives, but don't really happen ''to'' us. For example, you take a job somewhere, and the person who hired you, you really liked...but then he dies, out of the blue. The next manager that comes into play is an asshole, and you wonder if the guy's death is your cue to leave.

    This isn't happening to me lol but, it's the best example I could come up with. :oops:

    So how could you ''influence'' someone's death happening, in that scenario? I like your point, but just trying to understand.
  6. Running Horse

    Running Horse Workin' on bein' an ol' asshole

    Cosmic unconscious
  7. bft4evr

    bft4evr Member

  8. Driftrue

    Driftrue Pass All Fail All HipForums Supporter

    I don't think that scenario is influenced by you, or a sign that you should leave. (I don't mean YOU, but you know, "one")
    That's just unfortunate.
  9. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Dammit... I was gonna post this.
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  10. Adamskiffle

    Adamskiffle Member

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  11. Deidre

    Deidre Follow thy heart

    Hmm, it’s just unfortunate. That makes sense.
  12. Meliai

    Meliai Senior Member

    Yes. Which is a little out of character for me, I'm pretty logical and I generally dont believe in anything that cant be proven

    Actually even as i'm typing that i've already came up with a logical explanation, and that is - when I want a sign I find one.
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  13. guerillabedlam

    guerillabedlam _|-|=|-|_

    There's also

  14. StellarCoon

    StellarCoon Shadow Warrior

    they made an entire film for people who did not believe in them.

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  15. unfocusedanakin

    unfocusedanakin The Archaic Revival Lifetime Supporter

    I do but I also believe in free will. Nothing can be done for you and your free will is what determines anything. The universe only gives you options. If you ask it to show you something it might to help guide you. But some people depend on that too much.

    I'm not a Christian but I like their expression "god helps those who help themselves".
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  16. Deidre

    Deidre Follow thy heart

    Would that really be a sign, though? You know that saying ''if you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'' lol
  17. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    well i do believe that you should continue in a situation where good things tend to happen, but i don't think that's "signs," it's just evidence that you're in a good situation.

    even with the boss death example, that's not really a sign, but if you suddenly have a shitty boss then yes it might be time to leave, because is it really worth it staying with a shitty boss?
  18. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

  19. Driftwood Gypsy

    Driftwood Gypsy Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I listen to my gut, if that counts.
  20. McFuddy

    McFuddy Senior Member

    In my experience signs are a way of people to justify what they wanted to do anyway.
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