Sharing lunch one day with some dear friends, discussing life and dreams, my friend mentioned that a type of guy she'd be interested in meeting was a fireman. She respected the hard work they do, the risks they're willing to take to help others and admired their noticeable passion and purpose. Hours later, at a different café, sitting outside continuing our discussions of life, my friend asked our waitress what all the noise was coming from inside the café. The waitress responded that there was some kind of recognition party going on for a group of about 60 firemen. Synchronicity!
Sometimes experiences seem so uncanny, unlikely and startling, that they appear to be occurring by accident. You've likely had such experiences. You think of someone for the first time in years and shortly after receive a phone call or e-mail from them. Or while on a distant vacation, you run into an old friend. A book falls off your bookshelf and it is exactly what you were looking for. You are wishing or dreaming of a certain reality and a few days later a particular phone call brings it closer to actuality.
Synchronicity is when things happen just the way they are meant to happen ~ sometimes referred to as "meaningful coincidences." Carl Jung coined the phrase and described the experience as simultaneous occurrences that are grouped together by deeper meaning. He spoke of the connectedness of the universe manifesting itself in these coincidences. Jung also believed that in a person's life, synchronicity served a role similar to that of dreams, with the purpose of shifting a person's egocentric conscious thinking to greater wholeness (wikipedia.org). This principle can also be referred to as destiny or kismet.
Everything in life exists for a reason. The life we lead, what happens in it, and all we encounter has purpose. When we believe this to be true, opportunities open up to us because we are open to the opportunities. We recognize there is a reason for all relationships we have and realize that what we need will come to us when it is time ~ we have to trust, be patient and sometimes wait. Sometimes things happen when we least expect them, or in ways we wouldn't have thought of. Sometimes meaningful events occur right in front of us and we miss them because we are blinded by stress of jobs, finances, illnesses or other things. To not miss out, aim to pay special attention and enjoy the meaningful coincidences of life!