By Alessandro Carosi
Since when i decided i would leave Italy more then 12 years ago my life have been full of synchronicities,what is a synchronicity
Synchronicity (German: Synchronizität) is a concept, first introduced by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, which holds that events are “meaningful coincidences” if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related. During his career, Jung furnished several different definitions of it. Jung defined synchronicity as an “acausal connecting (togetherness) principle,” “meaningful coincidence”, and “acausal parallelism.” He introduced the concept as early as the 1920s but gave a full statement of it only in 1951 in an Eranos lecture.
In 1952 Jung published a paper “Synchronizität als ein Prinzip akausaler Zusammenhänge” (Synchronicity – An Acausal Connecting Principle) in a volume which also contained a related study by the physicist and Nobel laureate Wolfgang Pauli, who was sometimes critical of Jung’s ideas. Jung’s belief was that, just as events may be connected by causality, they may also be connected by meaning. Events connected by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of causality, which does not generally contradict the Axiom of Causality.
Jung used the concept in arguing for the existence of the paranormal. A believer in the paranormal, Arthur Koestler wrote extensively on synchronicity in his 1972 book The Roots of Coincidence. The idea of synchronicity as extending beyond mere coincidence (as well as the paranormal generally) is widely rejected in the academic and scientific community.
Sometime i knew why they happened but sometime not,the only thing i came to understand is when they happening i know it will lead me to something good,i feel they are signposts to let me know or direct me to the right direction,i guess you are curious to know which synchronicity happened this time
I planned a visit to Bangkok months ago to meet a friend whom i might start a business so i quit my job in London and moved in Thailand for few months to discuss about the project,get an idea of the city,and exploring the local cafes to have an idea about what locals like,2 months ago before coming to Bangkok a girl added me on instagram a popular app where people share their photos,i added her back and she send me a msg to thank me to add her,that’s was it i never contacted her and she never contacted me again,only every now and then she would like my photos,2 months passed by and i forgot about her cause i have many followers so is rare i seeing photos from the same person,5 days ago i arrived in Bangkok my friend came to pick me up at the airport and brought me to the hostel where i would stay,i booked it a month before to come and i had no clue where exactly it was,i only knew was close by Kao San Road a popular turistic area,the hostel is really nice,breakfast is included and isn’t the usual hostel food,bread,jam,butter,cereals and milk that most of the hostel normally offer,this one is proper one,buffet style offering traditional Thai food and fruit,i took advantage of it and eating really a lot in the morning so that I’m good all day and can save some money,the hostel name is
Roof View Place
I definitely recommend it,really close to Kao San Road and many beautiful Buddhist temples,a canal is close by so you can have a walk by the water to relax a bit from the city chaos.
Few days ago i had a walk around the hostel to discover a bit of the area I’m staying and find out that host a lot of more hostels,one in particular drawn my attention and i stopped looking at the crowd of backpackers inside,all of a sudden i noticed a girl inside that looked familiar but where I could have seen before I didn’t know then a flashback,She could be the Thai girl that Added me on Instagram few months ago but i wasn’t sure,I got used to to this kind of synchronicities so even if was her wouldn’t surprise me but mainly I wanted to know cause i was too curious,I thought about to go inside or not and decided I would,I stepped in and called her,I was a bit worry to look creepy but when she saw me her eyes grew bigger incredulously to who she had in front,she recognized me straight away,I told her how happened to be at her hostel and that I was guest in a Hostel few metres away from her’s,she couldn’t believe to meet me like this and I wished I could explain about synchronicity but maybe she wouldn’t understand,we had a quick chat cause she was working and wished a good day,on my way back to my accommodation I tried to figure out why it might happened but couldn’t find any connections, only thing was that might be signposts from the Universe\God to let me know that I’m on the right path,when back in my room checking Instagram I found a msg from her saying she was happy to meet me,all I could reply was that we didn’t meet by accident and everything happen for a reason,I hope she doesn’t think I’m stalker.
So now I’m really excited to see what is going to happen next.