Synchronometer -- to Be of Service
I acknowledge that synchronicity is often (a) in the eye of the beholder and (b) generated by how the beholder focuses her eye. Confirmation bias, right? You find what you look out for.
But I cling to the intention that what's in synchronicity for me might vibe with someone else, might strike a chord in your heart, might make a connection between us. That the experience of harmony and resonance might gift you, even for a moment.
After all, synchronicity means "time" (chronos) "happening together" (syn). Which should mean that multiple people can have that same experience, of events, experiences, learning opportunities, occupying the same space in time.
So, I was listening to a podcast about creating good habits, or changing habits that are not serving, and the suggestion was to make a game out of everything! Monkey mind, right? So if you make a game out of training the mind, then the mind gets to "win" but ultimately it's all a game, so you're not attached to/identified with the outcome.
Then, this morning, as often, I was reading some Heraclitus (this is a good site for the fragments, until I write my book on them), and I came, at random, to fragment 79:
"Time is a child moving counters in a game. Royal power is a child's."
Hey! Synchronicity is all about time happening together, and here we are with the game again!
I've had the tendency to try hard, and then self-sabotage, and then become discouraged. Anyone else have that experience? That's why my feelers are out for advice on creating better habits, and that's why I'm tuning to synchronicity.
So, why not have a bit of fun with it? I'll return to this, and I'd love to hear from you, your experience with it.
I aspire to be a synchronometer--a barometer for synchronicity! A worthy transformation from "a vane blown with all winds, as I confessed to being, back in the day on my old blog. Or even further back in the old old days...