Lately I’ve become more aware of coincidences in my life. I’ll have similar conversations with multiple people, completely independently of one another. For example, a few weeks ago, my teacher, Jean, was giving an example of someone who had four cups of coffee every day whether they needed it or not, whether they felt good after three cups or not.  Their pattern was just so ingrained that they would actually feel wierder if they didn’t get their four cups.  Later, when I got home, E proceeded to tell me about how he always has to have four cups of coffee every day even if he feels good after three.  I didn’t bring this up and I didn’t even know he drank four cups of coffee every day.  Trippy, huh?

There are other examples, but the most recent one has to do with a book I’m reading.  At any given time I’m reading about three books.  Sometimes, even if I’m really enjoying a book, I’ll put it down for a long time.  The last time I picked up The Gifts of Imperfection was probably in April.  I started reading it again yesterday and came across the following quotes:

“God lives within us, not above us.  Sharing our gifts and talents with the world is the most powerful source of connection with God.”

“Laughter, song and dance create emotional and spiritual connection; they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration, or healing:  We are not alone.”

These were words I needed to hear when I read them.  Trippy, huh?

Update – One more for the road:

“One minute you’ll pray that the transformation stops, and the next minute you’ll pray that it never ends.  You’ll also wonder how you can feel so brave and so afraid at the same time.  At least that’s how I feel most of the time…brave, afraid and very, very alive.”

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