I’m not a big believer in the “things happen for a reason” explanation. But I do believe that you can live more or less mindfully, more or less attuned to what happens around you. If you’re paying attention, the outside world can resonate with your inner world. You can learn things about yourself, about other people, about relationships, and just about how to find your path when life presents a million different ways of being and says, “You choose.”
So today maybe I just got lucky. I happened to be paying attention. This was my convergence: three events in short succession that struck like a chord – a perfect, accidental harmony.
The first event was a letter to a friend. I’m now in the fifth year of my PhD. I’m awfully tired of being a student. I want it to be done. I want the damn degree, and I want on with the rest of my life. I’m feeling kinda sorry for myself. I wrote the following words: Continue reading