Whether or not I am aware of it, the timing of my life is perfect.
I was driving to work tonight when I thought I saw some green lights in the sky out of the corner of my eye. It was very reminiscent of the shade of the Northern Lights in Iceland, and I thought, “There’s no way. I’m in Southern California and it’s foggy as hell right now.” But then I saw more flashing lights and looked over: FIREWORKS! I was in the vicinity of SeaWorld on the I-5. I had never seen them there before and had to think… “Oh yeah, it’s Lunar New Year. They’re probably doing something to celebrate.” The show went on for a few minutes while I was driving. If I had left even just 5 minutes earlier or later, I would have been on a different stretch of the freeway and missed the entire thing.
(I couldn’t take a picture while driving, even though I was dying to capture the moment. So, here is a screenshot confirming that SeaWorld did, in fact, have a fireworks celebration for Lunar New Year.)
The timing of my life is perfect. Yes, I put in effort to co-create my life with the universe… but/and I do believe in a life force/energy/power larger than myself that is also shaping my life. Whenever I catch these little serendipitous moments, I can’t help but feel immense gratitude and an internal chuckle of “Oh, Universe… You’re at it again, you wily minx.”
When I called home on my 30th birthday and had an enjoyable conversation with my parents, I thought about how miraculous life is. The facts that: my parents themselves were born and met… one particular sperm and one particular egg combined to make ME… I was born in this particular day and age… to this particular family… in this particular part of the world… amaze me. I don’t consider myself religious, but I am spiritual. My particular life is nothing short of a perfectly aligned miracle.
What boggles my mind, though, is that there are ALSO perfectly timed events aligning of which I am NOT aware. I may someday see and understand things in hindsight, or I may never become aware of them. I observe that there is less and less need for me to actively remind myself of this. I am more and more frequently mindful of, relaxing into, and trusting in the magical timing of my life.