Spotlight: The Blessing Of Meaningful Coincidence And Synchronicity

 

When we pay attention to certain events that spontaneously show up in our lives, such as dreaming of a long-lost friend and the next day they call, one might call this a synchronicity. When we pay attention to these events, our lives move into a greater flow, enhancing our creativity and touching the mystery beyond rational thought. Ultimately these meaningful coincidences move us into a field of the greater opportunity of inspired living. Here are thoughts from four wisdom leaders specially selected from our archive of programs.


Vic Mansfield, Ph.D.

Synchronicity
with Vic Mansfield, Ph.D.

Program 2615
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Even though synchronicity, the term coined by Carl Jung for meaningful coincidences, has attained some renown, according to Mansfield it is badly misconstrued. Here he discusses what synchronicity is, its parallels with quantum mechanics and perhaps why it shows up in our lives. He draws on his studies in physics and Buddhism, as well as his own personal experiences.  Read more »


David PeatLiving in Meaningful Coincidence: Reflections Of A Physicist
with F. David Peat, Ph.D.

Program 3204
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David Peat points out there is something deeper at work in the universe and in our personal lives than chance or even rational thought. Through his stories he explores the relationship between science, art, creativity, and culture.  Read more »


David-BohmParts of a Whole
with David Bohm, Ph.D.

Program 1785
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Theoretical physicist Bohm developed a theory of quantum physics that addresses both matter and consciousness as an unbroken whole. The late Bohm’s concept of “implicate order” provides a basis for bridging science to the realm of spirit. For two decades, he explored this possibility with religious philosopher J. Krishnamurti.  Read more »


Judith OrloffListening To Your Wise And Beautiful Heart
with Judith Orloff, M.D.

Program 3324
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Dr. Judith Orloff says intuition comes through being entirely receptive, open, playful, and as spontaneous as possible. She offers a wealth of suggestions for how you can expand your inner knowing—and in the process discover a more loving, inspired way of living.  Read more »