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).

80 comments

Helen Wu
Helen Wu3 years ago

Thank you for Sharing :)

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams3 years ago

Loved the article.

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

good reminder

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Wonderful article. Thanks.

Maria Papastamatiou

How true!

Diedre D.
Diedre D.5 years ago

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.

Shelly Peterson
Shelly Peterson5 years ago

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!

Karen R.
Karen Rebb5 years ago

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.

heather g.
heather g.5 years ago

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.

William Ford
William Ford5 years ago

Great. Time to move on...