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Synchronicity

Briefly, "meaningful coincidence."

In comomon usage, the term is applied rather loosely. For example, two people have a conversation and one of them mentions a third person that she hasn't heard from for years and the other person has never met. Later that day, the third person phones or visits.

Actually, synchronicity has much deeper implications. The synchronous events may involve multiple events that span years or even a lifetime and lead to life changing circumstances.

In the book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy," author Douglas Adams masterfully describes synchronicity as character Arthur Dent's life unfolds. An uneventful event would occur near the beginning of the book. Throughout the story, seemingly unrelated events would take place. It isn't until the story nears completion that he ties all of the events together in a beautifully coherent thread.

(Adams never uses the term "synchronicity." His own eloquent term is self-defining: "The interconnectedness of all things.")

Pay attention to your personal storyline. There's no such thing as "mere coincidence." Everything that happens in your life has meaning. More importantly, you are the author. You are writing your own story as it unfolds. If you're not doing so consciously, then your subconscious will throw in whatever random bits it dredges up, like a tossed salad made from weeds. Synchronicity doesn't "just happen." You make it happen by living consciously, with conscious intention.

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