How to stop seeing mystical signs in everything (coincidences on the clock, black cats, etc.)?

How to stop seeing mystical signs in everything (coincidences on the clock, black cats, etc.)?

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Answer 1
January, 2021

This is perfectly written in the novel by Victor Pelevin "Numbers", the main character of which all his life is engaged in drawing attention to coincidences and signs. This book is strong enough, I must say, sobering.

As for superstitions, there is a whole section of folklore that deals with their study. It is clear that signs and superstitions appeared at a time when humanity was not ready for a full analysis and filtering of incoming information, so it was often interpreted inadequately. I mean that syncretic thinking could find connections between completely different phenomena and the reasons for these phenomena to see events completely unrelated to them. Therefore, it is quite possible that the omen of a black cat crossing the road, carrying misfortune, appeared after a misfortune happened to some person long ago, by complete coincidence, on the day when a poor cat, looking for food, crossed his path. p>

Most of the currently known accepts, moreover, have a fairly simple explanation. For example, a sign that prohibits greeting or passing things through a doorway. The thing is that a doorway, like any other borderline place or time, was considered a kind of portal through which otherworldly forces could get into the world of people: goblin, mermaids, brownies and others like them. Actions taken by people in the border space could activate this portal, which was highly undesirable. By the same principle, by the way, it was customary to conduct all sorts of fortune-telling or summon spirits at midnight. In these cases, on the contrary, they tried to consciously establish a connection with another world. In general, there are a lot of funny stories in this area. For example, a sore lower back in ancient times could be treated in this way: a sick person was placed in an ill-fated doorway, after which they began to beat him on the sore lower back in the hope of knocking out any nonsense from it.

I think this information helps to stop to perceive signs and everything in this spirit as something unknown, broadcasting the will of some otherworldly forces, and to understand that such a perception of the world was typical for people who lived a very long time ago.

Answer 2
January, 2021

It's all about saturation. There is nothing wrong with seeing signs of a different existence in the environment - no.

It's all about saturation, yes.

A person, in any case, is sure that he is here for a reason, and he is not alone. Something or someone is sending him signs. There is some sense.

Lovers just drown in it. The world is full. Happiness or unhappiness is the second question.

Appreciate this, because the other side is dry meaninglessness (it is called “reality.” There are signs. Money).

But do not give in to the signs ... You can't give in. Do it rationally. From myself, and not "by signs." If you make a mistake, you will blame yourself, not the autumn leaf.

You have to be on the edge. This is difficult. Humor saves.

Answer 3
January, 2021

The question is more complicated than it might seem. I am inclined to believe that belief in the supernatural is a lack of self-confidence and self-reliance.

For example, if you did not prepare well for the exam, then you need some kind of external force that can take some of the responsibility to myself. "Happy sweater", "unwashed head" - this can explain your accidental success; "black cat", "walked around the lamppost on the right" - these are the excuses for accidental failure. In both cases, the role of the main participant is curtailed, and almost nothing depends on him.

Similarly, in other situations. The desire to see mystical omens is the desire to shift most of the responsibility to "higher powers". And then it was not “I had an accident because I bought a license and did not practice my skills at the circuit,” but “I saw a broken road sign - to an accident” or “it's time to tell my brother that I don’t like that he takes my things without asking "turns into" spilled salt - to a quarrel ".

Answer 4
January, 2021

I suggest you a hard way: spend a lot of valuable life time learning all sorts of signs. At a certain stage, you will notice that the signs contradict each other, as you research, note to yourself that there are fewer and fewer things that can be done without fear of consequences. Ultimately, even a simple sitting on the couch can be fraught with consequences: the wrong position, the wrong time of day. There is a chance that all these conventions will seem utterly absurd to you.

Tatiana Tolstaya perfectly illustrated this principle (I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the citation) :.

  1. Cucumbers cannot be salted until the moon is full.

  2. Cucumbers cannot be salted after a full moon.

  3. Cucumbers should never be salted during the full moon.

I consider it my duty to warn you that this instruction can have the opposite effect in case of extreme impressionability. In theory, you can become very paranoid.

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