Syncronicity

Carl Gustav Jung, famed psychotherapist and founder of analytical psychology, uncovered much that has had a lasting effect in our current paradigm of reality: the concept of archetypes and the collective unconscious to name two. One word that gets tossed around a lot, in this day and age, is synchronicity. Defined as the acausal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena, synchronicity was first labeled in the early 1920's. Today, we use this word when we wish to indicate the convergence of events leading to a beneficial result in our favor. 

Is it really though? Is not the world a random working of events, linked together by a linear progression of time? (Been meditating a lot recently, so going deep on this one). What differentiates synchronicity from coincidence? I believe, like most things, it is a matter of perspective. 

If you haven't guessed by now, I am learning A LOT as a father. When I spend time with my son, I become aware of the newness of the world when viewed through the lens of wonderment. I see a paper bag, he sees noise making merriment! I see the cat's bowl of water, he sees a pool to play in. He sees my wife's bosom, I see...never mind. Point being that while the world around us remains impartial, our own perspective and biases affects how we view what we view. 

Personally, I believe in a great Consciousness beyond myself. I believe in forces beyond what we are able to perceive in motion always. So when it comes to synchronicity, I submit to the fact there are is more in play than I can ever know. Moreover, I do not need to know to appreciate the positives that come from this convergence.