One of my (many) oddities is that I am rather clueless about most celebrities. Because I don’t have a TV, rarely go to movies, don’t pay attention to sports, and do not follow mainstream music, I am unaware of who most of these people are. And even if I’ve heard people mention the names, I am entirely unable to recognize most celebrities in photographs. So news about the trials, tribulations, or even deaths of these famous people generally leaves me rather unmoved because I don’t know who they are.
Authors tend to be a different story for me. I love to read, and books have often been my closest friends in that they have expanded my world, encouraged me in tough times, and helped me to grow. The authors that write these books that mean so much to me—most of whom I have never met in any way—feel like distant friends because they have shared so much of themselves with me in the writing of their books. When one of these authors dies, I feel the loss.
I reflected yesterday on that fact that I have been inundated recently with messages about attachment and the fact that this brings suffering with it. In fact, I’ve gotten so many messages about the importance of detachment that it’s felt like a 2 x 4 upside the head as the universe tried to get my attention.
To honor this message, I spent the day today in solitude reflecting, pondering, writing, investigating my life to find places where I have become too attached. Through this process, I uncovered a deep level of attachment to one thing that clearly has become too strong.
That one thing is this very blog.
It’s once again time for Synchronicity Friday where I review the moments of synchronicity that I encountered during the last week. It’s been an odd week when it comes to synchronicity sightings, and this has helped me come to the conclusion that this is going to be my last Synchronicity Friday (at least for now). As you’ll see from the rest of today’s post, this is not because of a paucity of synchronicity but rather an overabundance.
My entire last week has been one large synchronicity-in-action. It’s been a challenge to try to hold off on all of this until Friday, and now I am finding it a challenge to coherently explain how all these pieces tie together for the week. This is why I want the freedom to weave my synchronicities into my daily postings from now on instead of trying to save them for a weekly summary.
Anyway, the last week has been filled with ideas and through coming up from multiple sources to bring layer upon layer of confirmation that I’m heading down the right path for me (at least for now).