Friday, July 4, 2008


Intersections and Islands, 4 July 2008.
Inspired by artwork in the home of Ken and Christine Lindsay

We each have infinite possibilities for our life! Isn't that so incredible once you begin to think about it? Every moment, every breath is FRESH...NEW...NOW. For example, if we don't like where we're going in life, all we have to do is stop, breathe and change our thoughts. 'Tis as simple as that.

And, when we allow ourselves to move past attachment and blindness, the most amazing things begin to happen -- we begin to see opportunities and people previously unseen in our fields of vision.

Lately, I've been struck at how serendipitously these unexpected interactions can intersect our lives, reminding us that we're not mere islands in life but actually faceted parts of an integrated whole. This reminder can happen in an instant and often when we least expect it.

Perhaps this is the true meaning of "sychronicity," a concept with which I am more than fascinated? My new literary boyfriend, Carl Jung, offers the following:

"Synchronicity is no more baffling or mysterious than the discontinuities of physics. It is only the ingrained belief in the sovereign power of causality that creates intellectual difficulties and makes it appear unthinkable that causeless events exist or could ever occur" (p. 102, Synchronicity).

As "boyfriend" would suggest -- we limit ourselves by thinking. It is only when we spend time "be-ing" that we are able to see what was hidden and hear what was whispered.

Only then do our worlds crack open, enabling us to see the ease of life and the naught of struggle.

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