Little moments have been happening in my life lately, moments where one thought meets another: a topic of conversation shifts, a serendipitous moment with a stranger, an overlap of information, a convergence of ideas.
On Saturday, I strolled to the public library to get some books to read for the week. None of my requested titles had appeared yet, so I grabbed a book from the young adult fiction section, one that looked interesting enough to get me through at least two 5am workouts. I passed through the stacks on my way to check out and a book caught my attention. I paused, read the back cover, and decided that while the author was one I knew and liked, I wasn’t much interested in that book. As I was returning it to its home on the shelf, a new book caught my attention, small with browns and greens on the cover. Without even reading what it might be about, I put it in my arms and home with me it came.
I do things like this from time to time (especially since learning that just because I start a book, it doesn’t mean I have to finish a book, especially when it’s one I don’t like). But this little book, I discovered this morning, had answers in it I was looking for, discussions of topics that I recently first heard about and thought I should look into further. It was so strange.
My life lately feels like this giant melting pot of ideas. It’s like the world is trying to get my attention and show me very specific things. And now that I’ve noticed it in my life, I see it in other people’s too. On Friday, a friend told me a story about her experience with someone who did energy work. She was curious and wanted to try it again. The following day, she stumbled on a small yoga studio that had a free class. Afterward, she spoke with one of the teachers and had a short session where they spoke about energy work. She too thought it was interesting that the opportunity arrived on the heels of her telling the story.
Has this happened to you before, where ideas or desires seem to meet reality in some way? I want to hear your story (and I’m sure everyone else wants to read them too).