Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Bit of Saturday Serendipity

Have you ever experienced serendipity?

I totally did while at a farmer's market with my buddy last weekend. We were there to look for some wedding decorations for her wedding (the theme is officially "Urban Garden" by the way, so think rusty wheelbarrows, watering cans, etc). The market is kind of just a large yard sale so I didn't think I'd find anything for me (but we did find a wheelbarrow and ladder for her--can't wait to blog about that wedding). While we were walking around, and amidst all the joint wedding talk (a little about mine too), I happened to notice a book sitting on a table as I walked by.

Lo and behold, I found a book that has been sitting in my Amazon cart for MONTHS. What book? Well, I am a big fan of Rachel Brathen, aka "Yoga Girl", a Swedish woman who is currently living in Aruba and who has become a yoga teaching sensation and inspiration. You should look her up on her website or on her Instagram. I was watching an interview with her where she talks about what inspires her and such and she mentioned The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Ever since then I have wanted to read the book just to see what she was talking about. Ok, so going back to the farmers market...I looked down and there it was! The Power of Now staring back at me. A beautiful hardback version, too. So I grabbed it in about 0.002 seconds and when the woman shouted over to me "It's only $1" I was basically putting the book in my purse already. I handed over the money and walked away utterly gleeful that I had put off buying it from Amazon.

Fast forward a bit and I started reading it. On page 4 it says "I trust that this book will find its way to those who are ready for such radical inner transformation so act as a catalyst foro it. I also hope that it will reach many othes who will find its content worthy of consideration, although they may not be ready to fully live or practice it"....my jaw hit the floor. The book find its way! I can't wait to see everything it has to say.
This might be the first book I've read since law school but I'm enjoying it already. And hey, it even came with a matching yellow bookmark.
So,have you ever experienced serendipity?

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