The Universe Conspires To HelpOne of my favourite books ever is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which is about following your heart. I just LOVE that book! (I've just discovered that Paulo and I share the same birthday).
There's a quote in the book that goes:
"And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
I find that quote to be so true. Here's one example.
When I got on the bus, I noticed a woman with cropped hair sitting in front. I really liked her hair so I sat next to her. Usually I have no problems chatting to "strangers" but for some reason I held back and didn't say anything.
At the next bus stop several passengers got on. Just as the bus was about to move, a pedestrian ran in front of it and nearly got run over. My friend beside me gasped and we exchanged shocked looks.
"I love jay walking but even I wouldn't have done that," I said.
Now that the ice had been broken, I told my friend how much I liked her hair. I raised my hat and showed her my hair, which is also cropped. She thought my hair looked cool.
During the journey, we chatted about how we maintain our hair and the different hair dyes we've used.
Before she got off I told her how much I'd enjoyed chatting to her.
I had a desire to chat to my friend and the Universe conspired, in the form of the woman who had nearly got herself run over, to make it happen.
Thank you, Universe, for always conspiring to help me achieve my dreams.
(c) E Joseph
vector8 46-50, F 1 Feb 11, 2013