If you believe in serendipity, it is everywhere, isn’t it? If you don’t believe in serendipity, then life is full of coincidences – random, insignificant coincidences. I for one believe in serendipity. I have believed in it all my life. People, events, situations, conversations, thoughts, actions – when I look back – everything had a purpose; Everything. I may not have seen it then, but I do now when I look back upon my life.
Let me give you an example. Last week I was flipping channels and paused on Oprah as she introduced a new book for her Oprah Book Club. It was The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Long time ago, I read Eckhart. I did not make a mental note or the book nor did I make a decision to buy the book.
Then the next day I was in Barnes&Noble on their buy two books – get-one-free table. And I see The New Earth. I was in a hurry and so quickly selected three books, including Eckhart, and left. I started on the book the same evening and I thought it was pretty boring. The first few pages were pretty difficult and abstract and I thought the book was going nowhere. Then as I read on, I could not put it down. It drew me in like a whirlpool. It challenged my thinking on life and its many dimensions in extraordinary ways. I plan to re-read the book. It will probably become my everyday Bible. Now that’s what I call serendipity!!