Care2 will go offline for site maintenance July 31 at 9pm PST.
START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Turn Coincidences Into Opportunities

Turn Coincidences Into Opportunities

Putting your attention on coincidences attracts more coincidences, and applying intention reveals their meaning. In this way coincidences become clues to the will of the universe, providing a way for us to see its synchronicity and take advantage of life’s boundless opportunities.

But with billions of different pieces of information coming at us at any given time, how do we know what to put our attention on? How do you keep from looking for meaning in every cup of tea, or every television commercial, or every glance from a stranger on the street? And conversely, how do we keep from missing valuable opportunities? Those questions cannot be answered simply. Part of learning to live synchrodestiny is learning to become a sensitive instrument in your surroundings.

For a moment now, close your eyes. Try to sense everything in your environment. What sounds do you hear? What do you smell, feel, or taste at this very moment? Put your attention for a moment on each sense individually and be fully aware.

The most powerful and unusual stimuli will naturally draw your attention. Those are the things in your environment you need to look at most closely. And the more unlikely the coincidence, the more potent the clue.

When a coincidence arises, don’t ignore it. Ask yourself, What is the message here? What is the significance of this? You don’t need to go digging for the answers. Ask the question, and the answers will emerge.

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press).

Read more: Spirit, Deepak Chopra's Tips, , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

80 comments

+ add your own
2:05AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Thank you for Sharing :)

4:50PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Loved the article.

1:19PM PDT on May 18, 2012

good reminder

5:19PM PDT on Jun 14, 2011

Wonderful article. Thanks.

9:31AM PDT on Apr 15, 2011

How true!

2:51AM PDT on Mar 30, 2011

I have never believed in coincidence and believes everything happens for a reason. the reason is not always apparent, but all choices have pros & cons.

9:19PM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

I have been letting my "blackholes" cloud my focus.....this is a great reminder for me to be "in the moment" and Listen!
Thankyou, Deepak!

3:48AM PDT on Mar 26, 2011

I have found that often times a "coincidence" may occur before or after prayerfully meditating on a Biblical passage or passages. When I attend or focus on the message with my heart, mind and soul, an insight is revealed that allows me to know that the "coincidence" isn't a coincidence at all, but is as it should be. I feel at peace.

6:39PM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

Many years ago we were introduced to a similar exercise which I used consistently to better focus my attention during office hours. Find a quiet spot. You focus on each of your senses in turn: hearing - near and further afield; tasting - awareness of imagined foods or drinks; seeing - firstly, your surroundings and visualising ever further away; feeling - firstly inside your body like your heartbeat, then the pressure of sitting, on your feet, your hands; then smelling your surroundings and imagining the pleasant aromas of flowers, plants, cooking, etc. Perhaps running through all of that again - you are sure to find your mind cleared and you probably feel more relaxed as well.

6:24AM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

Great. Time to move on...

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

The video is not available anynore.

Love broccoli and spinach and started adding those to my diet more consistently. I also love cashews…

thanks for sharing :)

Do you not bread both sides? Had fried green tomatoes last night. YUM!

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.