Author Topic: Synchronicity on the path.  (Read 128 times)

garyatblackhouse

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Synchronicity on the path.
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:41:33 PM »
Hi friends,

I'm just wondering if anyone here has any stories of synchronicity they might like to share, or even if anyone would like to share what they think about the topic. Ever since I started to go on retreat and meditate I feel this phenomenon has played a role in my life and guided me along my way. In fact, I notice moments of synchronicity don't show themselves when I become undisciplined and lost in phases of old habits and addiction. Whenever I come back to live by my truth, moments like below seem to show up quite regularly and they always make me smile and give me encouragement.

I'd like to give a recent example. The other day I scheduled an interview which I hope will lead me to studying music at University this September. The interview is set for the 19th of June at 11AM, I even got to set the date and time. At the same time I am reading a novel called "A Suitable Boy" at the moment, by an Indian writer called Vikram Seth. Perhaps some of you have read it? It's a wonderful story and a testament to the human spirit and imagination. My friend found a copy of the book on the street when he was in India, he read it then passed it on to me.

I've actually had the book for a few years, and recently finally made my attempt at reading it. The interesting part is just 2 days after I set my interview. I read a passage in the book where a character called Mr. Maitra visits a Hindu holy man called Sanika Baba and asks him for a method to find peace. Sanika Baba says he will but can't at that particular time. Mr. Maitra becomes impatient and asks for a particular time he will be shown the way to find peace. Sanika Baba tells him to come back on the 19th of June at 11AM.

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« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 09:47:10 PM by garyatblackhouse »
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Re: Synchronicity on the path.
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 05:06:04 AM »
It's only a coincidence. It has happened to me a few times and has nothing to do with being on the path.
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garyatblackhouse

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Re: Synchronicity on the path.
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 04:12:45 PM »
It's only a coincidence. It has happened to me a few times and has nothing to do with being on the path.

That's fair if you want to think that. For me it is a meaningful coincidence. A reminder that I am on the right path. A message from spirit and salute to the action I'm taking.

« Last Edit: June 10, 2018, 04:17:30 PM by garyatblackhouse »
"If you haven't cried deeply a number of times, your meditation hasn't begun." - Ajahn Chah