Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Living proof

Merriam-Webster defines a coincidence as a situation in which events happen at the same time in a way that is not planned or expected. I respect Merriam-Webster, but I disagree. I am more Jungian. I believe in synchronicity–occurrences not explained by conventionalism but with a meaningful and undeniable connection. I am living proof.

After trying, and failing, to catch-up on my writing projects over a long weekend, I gave up. I did so in the best disposition remembering that life should not be a struggle and that all is well when I flow. So I flowed. I played, I laughed, I loved. I let go. The following morning, instead of my usual meditation, I did a guided meditation in which the focus was resting, playing and rejuvenating in order to create. I knew then that all would be well. Sure enough, I am creating. There is no coincidence here. I needed this mediation as reassurance that I would create in time. I needed it in order not to fall back into stress and pressure. I needed it in order to spend the rest of the weekend relaxing, having fun, letting go.

As a student of the Tao Te Ching, I often go back to its verses, yet it has been a while since I have revisited the text. I had not gone back to it because I have been so busy with several projects. A few days ago, I was looking for a particular book in my library when I came across I book I did not know I had, The Tao of Writing. Then, as I waited for breakfast at a restaurant a few days later, the couple in front of me and I started a conversation about something I can't remember. What I do remember is that we ended up talking about the Tao Te Ching. In this synchronistic line, that very day, I received an email from YouTube with an update on my subscriptions. Sure enough, there was a video listed at the top on the Tao Te Ching. I tuned in and pulled my old copy of the book. I flipped through it for a moment and found that it is what I needed to review to work on one of my projects. Coincidence? Of course not.

A coincidence as a situation in which events happen at the same time in a way that is not planned cannot explain these events for they were planned. The Universe planned them.

Even those circumstances in which we cannot immediately find a meaningful connection have a meaningful connection. We are either open to it or not. The Universe organizes what we need, when we need it. We just need to pay attention, listen, be open, be receptive.

I share this with you as living proof that we are loved, protected and taken care of. Pay attention, Listen. Be open. Allow. Receive. You too are living proof of the magnificent engineering that the Universe orchestrates on our behalf.

No comments:

Post a Comment