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Have you ever stumbled across something you needed at the exact right time? Did you run into someone at the store, read something online or hear something at a meeting that just seemed to be what you needed at that time? Has an answer to something you’ve been struggling with appeared out of the blue?
This is called synchronicity.
It’s like there’s something in the universe that knows what you need, when you need it and sends you the message, answer or experience when it matters most.
Of course, it’s not always on what we think is OUR timeline, but it IS on the RIGHT timeline!
This happens to me a lot. It might be because I try to keep my eyes, ears and heart open each day as I am a true believer that there is so much out there for us to experience or know, but we have to be willing to quiet our minds enough to see/hear/feel these things.
This week, something appeared in my mailbox that was just what I needed. I have no idea how this particular company had my address, but inside the envelope was a wonderful Compassion Exercise that caught my eye. You see, with all the negative news and tragedies occurring in our world right now, I’ve been looking for something to share with you and encourage you; to help all of us be kinder to one another and perhaps “walk a mile in each other’s shoes” a bit.
Here is the Compassion Exercise (by Harry Palmer):
Objective: To increase the amount of compassion in the world.
Expected Result: A personal sense of peace.
Instructions: This exercise can be done anywhere that people congregate (airports, malls, parks, beaches, football games, etc.) It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from some distance. Try to do all five steps on the same person.
- With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: ”Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life.”
- With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life.”
- With attention on the person repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness, and despair.”
- With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs.”
- With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is learning about life.”
Perhaps you can join me in using this Compassion Exercise this next week. As always, I’d love to hear your feedback on your experiences.
Until next time,
Connie Kvilhaug, Cert. Hypnotist
Mindset Trainer & Coach