Coincidence is where mind and matter meets. We have something on our mind and then something rises up in the world around us, which mirrors back at us that issue or sometimes dramatizes it in a way which feels meaningful. Through meaningful coincidence the deeper order of our lives reveals itself.

It often feels personal. We struggle to describe it but when coincidence is at work in ways that are meaningful to us, we feel as if there’s a friendly hand patting us on the shoulder or a hand alternatively pushing us back. It feels like there are forces behind the obvious world that are
in play. And I think that by becoming more alert to how this works that we will find that we’ve been giving homing beacons that really work that can help us get where we need to go

– from my interview with Mel van Dusen, filmed at Esalen. You can watch all of it here:

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