The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know

The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know

by David Richo

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ISBN-13: 9781590304273
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 885,690
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Richo, PhD, is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and workshop leader whose work emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness and loving-kindness in personal growth and emotional well-being. He is the author of numerous books, including How to Be an Adult in Relationships and The Five Things We Cannot Change. He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Introduction     1
A Moment Becomes Momentum     7
What Is Synchronicity?     7
The Many Ways It Can Happen     10
Stories That Reveal Synchronicity     14
Learning to Practice Openness to Synchronicity     18
Interpreting Synchronicities     22
How Synchronicity Touches Us and Our Relationships     25
The Experiences and Events That Brought Us Here     29
A Dark Side     32
Practicing Beginner's Mind     34
Synchronicity and Mirroring Love     35
Stories That Reveal Us and Our Relationships     39
Our Ego and Its Coincidences     45
Practicing Letting Go of Ego     50
Losing / Saving Face     52
Ego / Self at a Glance     56
Making Ego-Free Choices     56
Just Coincidence: The Trickster Ego     59
Practicing an Etiquette for Trickster Visits     63
Our Time and Place     67
Only One World     67
The Time It Takes     72
The Knack of Knowing Our Timing     77
The Embrace of Effort and Grace     80
When the Time Is All Wrong     85
Practicing in Time     87
Fate or Destiny?     91
Our Destiny Fulfilled     91
How to Know What We Want     96
A Fateful Tale     100
No Room for Chance     101
Ways of Foretelling     104
Conditions and Crises     109
The Givens of Human Life     109
How What Happens Helps     115
Using the Tools     118
Crisis: A Given and a Spur     123
Diving In     127
A Mindful Practice     129
Guides Who Come to Wave Us On     134
Noticing Assisting Forces     139
Synchronicity in Our Dreams     141
Remembering Dreams and Learning from Them     145
Recurrent Dreams     150
Archetypal Dreams     151
Dreamwork and Active Imagination     154
The Care and Tending of Dreams     155
Synchronicity and Our Spirituality     157
Making Love Concrete     163
How to Stay and See     166
Working in Space     170
Ready for Birth     174
Declaring and Dedicating     176
Epilogue     181
About the Author      185

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 “Richo gently and compassionately coaches readers. His book will help those seeking personal transformation.”—Publishers Weekly

 “Lucid, thought-provoking, and illuminating.”—Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star

 “As useful a self-help book as one is likely to find.”—Huston Smith

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