Waiting For Synchronicity

Written by Stephanie Yeh

Do you rememberrepparttar scene inrepparttar 122346 movie “The Minority Report” where Tom Cruise is escaping withrepparttar 122347 psychic or “precognitive” and they are being pursued inrepparttar 122348 mall? In that scene,repparttar 122349 psychic keeps telling Tom Cruise to “Wait! Wait…wait…wait.” She’s telling him to wait forrepparttar 122350 moment of perfect synchrony, when a man with a huge bunch of balloons will stand in justrepparttar 122351 right place and hide them from their pursuers. The whole time she’s telling him to wait, though, Tom Cruise is anxious and ready to run.

Now doesn’t that sound like scene from our own lives? At least, that’s howrepparttar 122352 Universe would see us as we go about our daily activities. Here’s what it sees: we askrepparttar 122353 Universe to bring us something andrepparttar 122354 Universe immediately leaps into action to bring it to us. But rather than simply waiting for that moment of synchrony, when allrepparttar 122355 factors come together in perfect order, we leap into action and try to “make everything work.” If we would just wait forrepparttar 122356 moment of perfect synchrony, as Tom Cruise did inrepparttar 122357 movie, we would find that it would come to us – easily, peacefully and without fuss.

In this society, we have an extreme bias for action, productivity and achievement. We believe that we must “do” everything in our lives, so we’re always in motion. In fact, it’s worse than that. Not only are we in motion almost every waking moment of every day, but we’ve also planned out our active motion forrepparttar 122358 coming days, weeks and months. Whether it’s work, PTA meetings, hobby-type activities or sports, we are completely booked. Or even if we aren’t physically booked at every moment, we’re so mentally busy trying to “figure it out” that we might as well be doing something physical!


Written by Louise Morganti Kaelin

Life reminds me a lot of high school, where we went to different rooms with different teachers to learn different subjects. And then there was homeroom, that place where we gathered every morning to 'check in', getrepparttar miscellaneous non-'technical' information we needed to go throughrepparttar 122345 day, greet our friends and, if we were lucky, get our homework done.

I think life is exactly like that. The classrooms don't have seats lined up in neat columns and rows, however. They're just wherever we happen to be. The teachers are whomever we happen to be with. Andrepparttar 122346 subjects are as varied as we are. Luckily, we weren't given a 'schedule' on that first day of life. Most of us would have opted for permanent truancy, finding an 'alternative' school somewhere on some distant and simpler planet.

The homeroom of life? That inner space where we check in with ourselves, assimilating allrepparttar 122347 varied lessons, sifting throughrepparttar 122348 monumental stack of incoming data, incorporating that which 'feels right' into our daily lives, relegating that which doesn't to some archived file, hopefully never to be seen again. How do we get to our homeroom? By meditation, breathing, sitting with nature, running, dancing -- whatever it is that puts us in perfect peace and harmony with ourselves.

And in life, as in school, there are home-room teachers. Not really teachers, of course, but administrators and facilitators. In our calm and centered place, we find objects or individuals who represent our highest wisdom. They may be faceless and nameless or may have form, substance and history. They may be a synthesis of all wise people we have come across or they may be individuals who lived and breathed and representrepparttar 122349 pinnacle of some quality we value.

These teachers may play different roles in our life. For example, there are four separate energies I connect to when I meditate. Although I often think of them collectively, they each represent one ofrepparttar 122350 four major divisions of life: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical. One, representingrepparttar 122351 Mental sphere, helped me open doors I didn't know where there, allowing me to learn that oneness with all creation is possible. Another, representingrepparttar 122352 Spiritual realm and through his teaching of unconditional love, has helped me experience that oneness. A third, representingrepparttar 122353 Emotional, well, he has given me practical advice for living that oneness.

And yetrepparttar 122354 main lessons I've learned from this third teacher are very simple, so simple that I almost missed them:repparttar 122355 first is to allow andrepparttar 122356 second is to live in repparttar 122357 moment. Sounds easy, doesn't it? That's what I thought, too.

After being exposed torepparttar 122358 teachings of an Eastern philosopher, I found that I could remember only one phrase: 'All we need do is allow'. Allow what? He didn't say, so I concluded that I had to figure out that part by myself (we all know how contrary some teachers can be -- they want us to do allrepparttar 122359 work!).

I started by trying to finishrepparttar 122360 sentence. Allow others to be who they are? Of course, but that seemed limiting. Allow others to be? Better, but not quite right. Allow others. Allow them what? And that brought me back to allow, just allow. The same thing happened with 'Allow me to be who I am'.

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