This seems to be only a kind of "semantic" paradox, like "jumbo shrimp" or, even better, half a cup of water being described variously as half-full and half-empty or Zeno's Paradox....
Do psychic powers exist? (That's the real point of the question, behind which is the struggle to reconcile the belief in intention manifestation with actual facts.) I'm agnostic on this, but I do know for myself that the mind is frighteningly powerful. I'm just not sure that it's all-powerful.
Anyway, the Buddha is said to have said that inquiring after the supernatural is besides the point of life, a distraction just like gorging on food and losing oneself in other worldly pleasures.
One of Goethe's most quoted aphorisms, about not mistaking the accidental for the intentional and vice-versa (he puts it much more beautifully, of course), also applies.
Last edited by Aminka Ozmun; 12-15-2011 at 02:25 PM.