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    Default Your Moments of Synchronicity

    Have you had any memorable moments of synchronicity in life?

    A brief definition of synchronicity (in case you don't know) - a meaningful coincidence, with no apparent linear connection. To distinguish it from serendipity, it's not a happy accident or discovering something meaningful when you weren't looking for it. It's more of a, well, syncing up of two moments in a mysterious way that signifies something to you as an individual.

    A Jungian example is a woman who had a dream about a beetle of some kind, and then Jung opens a window at that moment she recalls it and the very same kind of beetle flies in. This moment created a shift within the woman, so that she was able to get in touch with her emotions and irrational side (she was described as being too stuck in her head, aka intellectualized everything too much), helping her with her therapy.

    I had a moment not long ago... After speaking with a friend about something I was upset about, I received a text message the next morning asking how I was now feeling. At that exact moment, a song came on in my car with lyrics that freakishly mirrored our exchange. This gave me a realization about something bigger in my life - like a idea of what I felt/wanted in general. Seems simple and even silly, but these are interesting moments for me. It's something I'm increasingly looking for, wondering if they happen more than I realize but was just not noting before.
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    This stuff used to happen all the time between me and my ISTP ex-boyfriend. We were very much on the same "wavelength."

    Do you ever do that thing where you ask for a sign regarding something in particular? I do that sometimes, but then I don't trust the "signs" I get as anything more than coincidence or what I want them to be.

    Actually... wait... lately at work, whenever I think about how much I hate my job and how I need to find a way out, if I look out the window at that moment, the stoplight outside is always just turning yellow. It has happened so many times it is odd. If it means something, I am not sure how to interpret it.

    I'm oddly uptight for an INFJ regarding these things. I try not to invest too much belief into this stuff, but at the same time I totally believe in that which we cannot explain. I literally make no sense, haha.
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    I'm going to say yes, but it's a very private and sacred moment for me.

    And other ways.. I just don't want to tell it to the wrong people you know?
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    perception bias
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    perception bias
    Perception differences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
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    That's exactly it

    Perception bias revealing to you what's been pushed out of your consciousness.

    I can see how people might equate this to "I saw Jesus in my pancake syrup!", but that's not what this is.

    It's not seeing mystical signs in things that tell you what to do or not do or what is objectively true. It's also absolutely about cognitive bias and subjective experience.
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    That's exactly it

    Perception bias revealing to you what's been pushed out of your consciousness.

    I can see how people might equate this to "I saw Jesus in my pancake syrup!", but that's not what this is.

    It's not seeing mystical signs in things that tell you what to do or not do or what is objectively true. It's also absolutely about cognitive bias and subjective experience.
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    I was reading his biography while listening to the songs of my beloved songwriter and guitarist. One of his songs was completely misunderstood, it was about how revolutions are destroying their creators and how sooner or later the situation comes back to what it was before. People misunderstood it and made an unofficial hymn of political revolution. Anyway when I was finishing the book I got to his funeral where many people came, lighten the candles, singed and played the most known (mentioned by me)song. I was moved by the ignorance of people and in the very moment I heard that his record dedicated to Bob Dylan was playing. He said to Dylan that people eat, drink , feed with his blood and juggle with words of his songs; that to be close to his death is the only reason of the escort of fans and advised him to run away with the waves while people will hold false candlelight.

    Well wasn’t really personal, but this was a very unusual coincidence (I was playing all his albums, more than 20, during reading book)and I never thought before that he might have meant this song to be about himself too. Made me think about how we are able to guess what will happen to us at some point.
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    I hadn't played violin in ten years and my sister asks what instrument I first learned to play. No more than two minutes later my uncle texts asking if I still have my violin. He's never texted before or since.

    I could probably list eight just as odd occurrences I've experienced.
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    This has happened to me, especially as a kid. It does heighten awareness of more "unconscious" aspects of oneself. I don't mean unconscious in the sense that you're not aware of it ...but in the sense that those aspects of yourself/life are hard to articulate using language... it's just a "feeling" that only the person experiencing it can experience fully and deeply.

    ...The only way to 'articulate such a thing is through art.
    You are so arbitrary.
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