Monday, June 1, 2015

Beware What You Think!

Serendipity is about to wear me out. I can’t tell you how many times, during the last few weeks, I’ve had a thought/feeling/need and within a short period of time the solution/answer/item has popped up. 

The definition of serendipity is, “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.”

Aristotle, Thoreau, Emerson and range of philosophers and religious leaders have tried to teach us that if we’ll envision what we want it will come to us. It might not come in the way we’d imagine, but it’ll come.

Here’s an example: You’re riding around on a busy day and it seems that every parking place is filled. Then, you pull around a corner and there’s a space, on the corner, and all you have to do is pull right in. 

Yes, I understand you can call it a coincidence. But, if this sort of thing frequently happens to you you need to start paying attention to it.

In every religious tradition throughout the history of man; Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism and Hindu, there are points that say what the Buddhists believe; when the student is ready, the teacher shall appear.

Today is Monday…give it a week. Start thinking about what you want and see if it starts popping up. Start small…the parking space idea is a good place to begin. Then look for bigger things. 

Here’s the reality check: If you ask for a million dollars it’s unlikely you’ll find a bag of money on your porch. The real world connection is that you have to work for it…you have to be willing to drive around and look for the parking space. You can’t stay in one place and the space comes to you. 

However, what you may find is that you wake up one morning with an idea that could be worth…a million dollars.

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