Love at first sight… Not sure if that really exists. I would have said otherwise if I were still in my teens.
But what I do believe in is the what you know and feel of a person when you meet him or her for the first time. As I look back into my life and the people I have met, and who of those were to be relationships for a long time to come, I did have some kind of a “gut” feel about them. There would be strong vibes and a “connection” that could be felt.
There are a few theories that seem to support this directly or indirectly, that I have read of. The first one is the few pages of Blink where Malcolm Gladwell explains how “logic” is more often than not, not be the best way to conclude something. In other words ‘spontaneous decisions/conclusions are often as good as—or even better than—carefully planned and considered ones’.
The second one is the the concept of past life, as I read in the books by Dr. Brian Weiss where he talks about souls travel in groups across lifetimes and how we meet those who we have to settle our “karmic relationship”. And so even if we meet someone for the first time, we get a feeling that we have known them for a long time! Reincarnation is something that I being a Hindu have grown up believing, as it forms a part of the Hindu philosophy.
It appears so strange yet fascinating, both at the same time. The more I think of these, the more intrigued I get by the mysteries of life and living!