Link: Earthpages.org – Jung and Synchronicity.
“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”
I’ve had a strange and wonderful couple of days. I won’t go into all the details, but I will offer you one little piece of it: yesterday three different and completely unrelated people, none of whom knew each other, all strongly recommended that I read the same part of the same book.
The article above talks about this phenomenon – Carl Jung posited a principle called synchronicity, which he defined as “meaningful coincidence” or “an acausal connecting principle.”
I don’t know if you’ve had this experience, but I often find that when I have a clear intention – that is, when I have a good sense of the future I want to create for myself in a particular realm – events seem somehow to conspire to support me in achieving my goals. Obstacles are removed, resources show up, subtle and not-so-subtle directional signals get posted around my life.
This doesn’t really track in the logical part of my brain…but then, I often suspect that logic is the tip of the iceberg of human experience.
Maybe it just comes down to this; that knowing what kind of life you want to create for yourself is a powerful thing.
What do you think?