Have you ever passed up something that was good in the hopes that something more perfect might come along? Do you find it difficult to tell the difference between a risk worth taking and wishful thinking? How many times has trusting your feelings caused you to make a decision that actually set you back?
Making great decisions with good timing is not easy, and you are not alone if you’ve experienced any of the dilemmas above. In these chaotic and fast-changing times, most people find it challenging to trust their magical ‘sixth sense’ known as intuition. It’s as if our wireless connection to natural rhythms has gone haywire. Fortunately, it is possible to reboot our intuition and improve our timing by learning to leverage synchronicity, the principle of perfect timing defined by the legendary psychologist Carl Jung.
Awareness of synchronicity is a doorway to new information from outside the ego’s box of black-and-white, all-or-nothing thinking. Putting on synchronistic glasses lets us see the holistic web of connectedness that weaves itself through our experiences, how things are connected in time. Most dramatically, this shows up in the form of meaningful coincidences.
Becoming aware of synchronicities as they happen is a special skill that takes practice. For one thing, it requires a willingness to make the paradigm shift from cause-and-effect analysis to a more open-minded, holistic and creative point of view that incorporates timing into the equation. To do this, you need to suppress a tendency to always be in a hurry, because timing may well be the most important factor. You won’t notice synchronicities when you are in a hurry, so slow down enough to consider the possible meaning in coincidences. We need to take this question of meaning more seriously, because an evolving sense of meaning is required for personal fulfillment and peace of mind.
Keep track of the amazing coincidences you notice, especially those that seem meaningful right off the bat. The moment a profound coincidence happens, you may feel it in your “gut” or in your “bones.” Such synchronicities are the ones that can broaden your perspective, invite insights and allow new opportunities to arise. These little miracles of insight will take you outside the box of what you think you know now. As you discover the personal meaning that synchronicities contain for you – messages that can help you succeed or evolve – record them. Give yourself a way to absorb their meaning over time and you will see how they make you more loving and wise, a better problem-solver, and more empowered to heal yourself and others.
You don’t have to be perfect at this. Even a slight improvement in decision-making produces better coordination that, like compound interest, makes your life exponentially more abundant over time. If you develop your mix of talents and pay attention to synchronicities, your odds of succeeding at whatever you put your attention to go up dramatically. Will there still be setbacks? Of course. But even your mistakes will be useful the more learning you take in from every experience. With less wasted effort, you will enjoy better results with fewer wrong turns. Worry and stress will go down. You will come to realize that you are in sync with your unfolding destiny. Your timing was perfect all along!