Originally Posted by aabbcc
Most things manifest in very ordinary ways. Even if something is a co-incidence, so what? Does it really matter how it comes about? You are still seeing the result of your intention.
A while ago, I put out the intention to get back a favourite book that I thought was gone forever. The next day I found that book in a bookshelf in my cousin's basement. Maybe this incident was nothing but a co-incidence, but I didn't care. It certainly didn't diminish my happiness in the outcome.
No I understand that- and in situations you describe there is no harm at all. But there is potential harm in hoping for things you will never get (take the OP as an example of such things).
Next point... Yes actually it does matter how things manifest, because as I keep saying, every day of your life spent is time you won't get back. If there are more efficient ways of obtaining our desires, why waste time on wishful thinking or luck?