"Synchronicity is a tool of self-knowledge and a new awareness just wasn't, well enticing enough.
So, I spent some time thinking about how to make synchronicity seem interesting.
It felt a bit comical, like trying to figure out how to make water interesting to fish; they already swim in it but probably don't actually think about it that much.
Here's what I came up with to get you interested:
Most of my life, I have been a spiritual tourist.
Like many curious people with the access to information, I have wandered, however shallowly, down the spiritual paths left behind by other people and cultures.
I have been a consumer of many spiritual goods, follower of many wonderful and silly fads in consciousness, been taken by, and taken in by, both the traditional and the new.
I'm pretty lazy and impatient when it comes to the claims of the spiritual achievement and promises of becoming a master of consciousness.
I don't want to practice something for years before seeing results.
I don't have the faith to wait lifetimes for liberation while practicing devotions, or the purity to wait for my rewards in heaven.
I never achieved enough trust to place my life and belief unquestionably in the hand of a spiritual master, no matter how well endorsed and commercialized the workshops and retreats.
Yup, I'm a westernized consumer.
I want it now, I want it cheap, and I want it easy.
As a psychologist, I'm dogmatically research-orientated.
If you think something is an effective therapy, show me the research.
If someone tells me something works, even if they don't know why, demonstrate it.
Sooner would be better than later; I grew up watching TV and get bored with things longer than a commercial break that don't seem to be going anywhere.
Sad but true.
If you realize it exists, and look for it, you find it.
There's no complex philosophy needed, it's as simple as a mirror.
It works now, just start looking.
If you haven't already experienced synchronistic events in your life before, or started experiencing it since you started reading this book, I'd be very surprised.
There is no esoteric discipline, no teacher to sit at the feet of, and, horror of horrors, no money to spend.
Synchronicity offers a window of self-discovery that works best
in the context of the life you already live.
Before synchronistic events, you chop wood and carry water.
After synchronistic events, you chop wood and carry water.
Synchronistic events demonstrates your connectedness; they are a mini-satori.
Synchronistic events remind you of your essential connection to the whole.
If you choose to use synchronistic events to walk a spiritual path toward being one with the universe, take care.
Synchronistic events will reflect any spiritual fantasy you choose to entertain.
You can create moments when every event in the universe seems to align with your thoughts and emotions.
All lines and boundaries seem to have been erased; these moments seem perfect, infinite, and eternal.
In the next moment you realize that you have to use the bathroom, the shopping has to be done, and you forgot to call the phone company to check on that problem with the monthly bill. Synchronistic events, like enlightenment, includes the details of everyday life."
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