Time – 2.

When I wrote my post on Time I did not anticipate a sequel to it. At that point it was just a rant to get something out of my system.

Call it synchronicity or serendipity or coincidence or whatever, I have now come across a fantastic interpretation of Time that I wish to share with my readers.

I shall not write much about it, but will let the first link to Roman Opalka and the second link to Stefany Anne Golberg‘s write up on his work.

And not to stop there, I had a new reader/commentator Susan come to my blog and on exploring her blog I came across her post, How Long Is Now, which led me to a fascinating writer whose book I have just ordered for.

Time sure is funny!

Synchronicity, The Ring, The Ring Bearer And The Betrothal.


Regular readers of my blog posts and the comments on them will recollect the side show that is going on about an engagement ring, the ring bearer and the perilous state of the betrothal itself.

It is all in fun and I thoroughly enjoy the banter, as I hope the other protagonists in the story do too. Yes, fortunately, all three role players are indeed protagonists. This story is very like many situations today in the real world, as opposed to the blog world, where all are Generals and there are no soldiers.

One of the protagonists, Ursula, is usually bemused with my preoccupation with Synchronicity about which I wrote a post as part of our LBC Friday blogging efforts on May 27, 2011.

This post and this link is dedicated to Ursula. Take a look at the dateline in the article. Though it is dated May 27, I read it at 0715 hrs on the 28th inst. Indian Standard Time.

Synchronicity.

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where Akanksha, Anu, Ashok, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie11, Padmum and I write on the same topic. Please do visit the linked blogs to get nine different flavours of the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Delirious.

Synchronicity is an apparently meaningful coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical events that are causally unrelated.

I am a great believer in this principle. I keep seeing it happening all the time. Let me give you two recent instances.

Last week I received a story from a friend in my in box. The next day, when I visited Life On A Limb by Delirious. The same topic was written about by her and I left the story in her comment box. Don’t miss reading her post and my comments.

Last week again,I wrote my post on Enlightenment and said that I was intrigued by fellow LBC blogger Ashok’s anthroposophism. Having said that, I wished to refresh my memory about that complex philosophy that I had studied many years ago, and spent some time locating the relevant book and spending some time reading up on it. The same evening, another friend from Brazil wrote to me asking for a brief introduction about anthroposophism, without having read my blog. Since I had just that afternoon read up on it, it was a simple matter to respond immediately and he was zapped.

Both the above topics are not ordinary every day matters that one talks about or reads about in the daily newspapers. Why did these two coincidences happen at exactly the right moments?

These kind of things keep happening all the time to me. I have even written about them earlier in some of my non LBC posts. I am convinced that everything that happens has a message in it for us, if only we keep ourselves open to receiving such messages and appreciating them.

Enlightenment.

Our young blogger friend Ashok, in his last LBC post has this to say:
“True power lies in fighting our subservience to ourselves. The process requires deep thinking and identifying who we are and what we stand for. Perhaps with more introspection, we might see a better class of leaders tomorrow.”

I am intrigued. At such a young age, Ashok has already started being an anthroposophist.

While I was mulling over his approach, I received the picture, with which I have started this post from another young friend Ashwani, who too is struggling towards enlightenment. IT APTLY POINTS OUT THAT THE PROBLEM IS “DESIRE”, even if it is for enlightenment! (Please click on the image to make it larger if needed.)

Recently, Cheerful Monk from Happiness As A Spiritual Practice has been on an extended discussion with me on my post The Most Dangerous Stage Is Respect.

Then, Conrad, another LBC blogger friend had this to say in the same post on Respect: “there is an inner calling to pursue certain esoteric things that does not seem to affect most peopleā€

As you know, Ramana, we both feel that inner calling and those unaffected can be put off. It does not salve our inner itch, though, to try to turn away from it. Cest la vie!”

It certainly looks to me as if synchronicity is working over time again.

Conrad, Cest la vie! indeed!