9781590304273

The Power of Coincidence

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    9781590304273

  • ISBN10:

    1590304276

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2007-03-27
  • Publisher: Shambhala
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Summary

Meaningful coincidences and surprising connections occur all the time in our daily lives, yet we often fail to appreciate how they can guide us, warn us, and confirm us on our life's path. This book explores how meaningful coincidence operates in our daily lives, in our intimate relationships, and in our creative endeavors. The Power of Coincidence will help you to: interpret a series of similar happenings, open yourself to assisting forces around you, understand how your dreams can guide you through life events, use your creative imagination in life choicesand live in accord with your deepest needs and wishes, as revealed to you by meaningful coincidences. Originally published under the title Unexpected Miracles, the author has fully revised and updated the book for this edition.

Author Biography

David Richo, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, teacher, and writer who draws on Jungian, Buddhist, and poetic perspectives in his work. He leads popular workshops at the Esalen Institute, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara City College. He is the author of How to Be an Adult , How to Be an Adult in Relationships , and Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side . He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
A Moment Becomes Momentump. 7
What Is Synchronicity?p. 7
The Many Ways It Can Happenp. 10
Stories That Reveal Synchronicityp. 14
Learning to Practice Openness to Synchronicityp. 18
Interpreting Synchronicitiesp. 22
How Synchronicity Touches Us and Our Relationshipsp. 25
The Experiences and Events That Brought Us Herep. 29
A Dark Sidep. 32
Practicing Beginner's Mindp. 34
Synchronicity and Mirroring Lovep. 35
Stories That Reveal Us and Our Relationshipsp. 39
Our Ego and Its Coincidencesp. 45
Practicing Letting Go of Egop. 50
Losing / Saving Facep. 52
Ego / Self at a Glancep. 56
Making Ego-Free Choicesp. 56
Just Coincidence: The Trickster Egop. 59
Practicing an Etiquette for Trickster Visitsp. 63
Our Time and Placep. 67
Only One Worldp. 67
The Time It Takesp. 72
The Knack of Knowing Our Timingp. 77
The Embrace of Effort and Gracep. 80
When the Time Is All Wrongp. 85
Practicing in Timep. 87
Fate or Destiny?p. 91
Our Destiny Fulfilledp. 91
How to Know What We Wantp. 96
A Fateful Talep. 100
No Room for Chancep. 101
Ways of Foretellingp. 104
Conditions and Crisesp. 109
The Givens of Human Lifep. 109
How What Happens Helpsp. 115
Using the Toolsp. 118
Crisis: A Given and a Spurp. 123
Diving Inp. 127
A Mindful Practicep. 129
Guides Who Come to Wave Us Onp. 134
Noticing Assisting Forcesp. 139
Synchronicity in Our Dreamsp. 141
Remembering Dreams and Learning from Themp. 145
Recurrent Dreamsp. 150
Archetypal Dreamsp. 151
Dreamwork and Active Imaginationp. 154
The Care and Tending of Dreamsp. 155
Synchronicity and Our Spiritualityp. 157
Making Love Concretep. 163
How to Stay and Seep. 166
Working in Spacep. 170
Ready for Birthp. 174
Declaring and Dedicatingp. 176
Epiloguep. 181
About the Authorp. 185
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