According to bestselling author Deepak Chopra, miracles happen every day. "Although we think of them as extraordinary, miracles also streak across our consciousness every day. We can choose to notice or ignore them, unaware that our destinies may hang in the balance. Tune in to the presence of miracles, and in an instant, life can be transformed into a dazzling experience, more wondrous and exciting than we could even imagine. Ignore it and an opportunity is gone."
Remember the time you were thinking about a friend and then five minutes later you meet her unexpectedly? Many would call this a coincidence. When we increase our sensitivity to these kinds of events, we will begin to see that they happen more often than we think and that they are meaningful. All we have to do is pay more attention and discern what they are telling us about ourselves and the way we live our lives.
Chopra argues that coincidences emanate from the nonlocal domain that operates outside of space and time. He offers his understanding of what he calls "synchrodestiny" coincidences are part of a pattern that spells out our destiny. He discusses the seven principles of this dynamic, including (1) you are a ripple in the fabric of the cosmos, (2) intent weaves the tapestry of the universe, and (3) celebrate the dance of the cosmos.
None of this is understandable without the spiritual practice of connections. Chopra writes: "Examples of synchronicity can be found most often in the animal world because animals are more in touch with the essential nature of things. We humans lose our sense of connectedness in a welter of concerns about rent payments, which car to buy, or any of a million other distractions. As soon as we develop an ego, a sense of 'I' that is different from everyone else, those connections are obscured." The author recommends meditation as "the most powerful tool we have for learning to live synchrodestiny, to see the connective patterns, to make miracles out of our desires."