Living life small fortunately leaves room for big ideas.
Do you believe in coincidence? Or, like many people, do you believe there is no such thing?
Carl Jung, renown Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology, coined the term “synchronicity.” Jung believed that everything in the universe was intimately connected, that there was a collective unconscious of humankind. In other words, there were no coincidences.
I believe there are both coincidences and eerily similar events that have no possible explanation.
Recently, on the same day I finished this blog– My aha! moment , I received a link in my Facebook newsfeed to a friend’s essay : Living a frugal life doesn’t mean I’m not rich. Then I got a comment on my essay from another writer, which lead me to this: Cherish the little things. And the next day, which was Friday the 13th, this was in my email inbox: Slower and quieter.
What’s going on?
Is it serendipity? The synchronicity of the universe? A weird coincident. Was the universe trying to counteracting the unlucky Friday the 13th vibe?
Whatever it is, I took note.
I believe it was Oprah who coined the phrase “living life large.” She always seemed to apply it to people of great means and success. I used to feel left out, knowing that didn’t describe my life.
That was before I realized living life small is equally worthy of celebration.
If your life isn’t simple, by preference or default, perhaps when the next Friday the 13th rolls around, you can take that day to remember to build in and relish at least a few quiet, simple moments.
If you find you enjoy the change of pace, it will be no coincidence.
And in honor of the theme of this blog, it is short and sweet.