“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic –
– the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience
with places, people, works of art and the like;
the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity;
the whispered voice, the hidden presence,
when we think we’re alone.”
Charles de Lint
“Each man had only one genuine vocation –
to find the way to himself….
His task was to discover his own destiny –
not an arbitrary one –
and to live it out wholly and resolutely within himself.
Everything else was only a would-be existence,
an attempt at evasion,
a flight back to the ideals of the masses,
conformity and fear of one’s own inwardness.”
“We do not create our destiny;
we participate in its unfolding.
Synchronicity works as a catalyst
toward the working out of that destiny.”
“All of us, whether or not we are warriors,
have a cubic centimeter of chance
that pops out in front of our eyes
from time to time.
The difference between an average man and a warrior
is that the warrior is aware of this,
and one of his tasks is to be alert,
so that when his cubic centimeter pops out
he has the necessary speed,
the prowess, to pick it up.”