The Path of Synchronicity, by Allan.G.Hunter
at the moment and liked this paragraph in his book so much that I wanted to quote it in full and run it as a stand alone post.
"We have only to think of the many Hollywood movies, widely enjoyed and deeply loved, that hinge on the idea that when we are doing what we truly love, something that feels authentic to us, then miracles or inspirations come to help us.
Think of The Natural, Field of Dreams,
Forrest Gump, Slum Dog Millionaire,
or any of your favourite movies.
Then think of the coincidences, the twists of fate, the strange circumstances that move the characters to where they need to be for the story to resolve itself.
We could dismiss this, and say it's just plot manipulation by the writers to give us what we want.
And that would be true.
Hollywood knows how to make money off us.
Or we could also say that we, the audiences, millions and millions of us, willingly accept this because it feels right.
It corresponds to an inner reality that we already know about -
even if we may not choose to believe it quite as strongly after we get out of the movie.
That inner reality is about how fate and destiny will cooperate with us when we are on the authentic path of the heart.
Perhaps that's why the greatest literature of the past three millennia or so has returned to this topic so often.
Perhaps this is because it feels true to us, in our hearts, even though it seems counter-intuitive.
Popular legends from all times and ages echo this, even if they are not "literature", per se, but folk tales."
Allan G. Hunter: The Path of Synchronicity