Definition: Synchronouticy

Opposite of synchronicity. Where the Universe, God or whatever, conspires to present you with a chain of pointless hurdles whose only significance is the annoyance and hardship it will needlessly cause you.

Bottles of gooey stuff that fall over by themselves on your new printouts, shops that have run out of every little thing you are trying to buy, cars that breakdown in front of you at the traffic lights …. all of which leave Mr Cosmos pointing and  laughing at you and your expectations. Meanwhile you look around for a small furry creature to stomp, or a suitably expensive innocent object to smash to bits.

It is more than Murphy’s Law, as there is a definite scheme and timing to Synchronouticy.

*NB For it to be genuine synchronouticy your expectations from the world have to be perfectly reasonable – the kind that any self respecting, fair and just universe would grant without let or hindrance.

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(in case you need it, here is its opposite:

Synchronicity is an explanatory principle, according to its creator, Carl Jung. Synchronicity explains “meaningful coincidences,” such as a beetle  flying into his room while a patient was describing a dream about a scarab. The scarab is an Egyptian symbol of rebirth, he noted. Therefore, the propitious moment of the flying beetle indicated that the transcendental meaning of both the scarab in the dream and the insect in the room was that the patient needed to be liberated from her excessive rationalism. His notion of synchronicity is that there is an acausal principle that links events having a similar meaning by their coincidence in time rather than sequentially. He claimed that there is a synchrony between the mind and the phenomenal world of perception)

2 replies on “Synchronouticy”

  1. I’m sure Ajahn Chah would say that Synchronouticy would help your practice more than Synchronicity, just as the person that irritates you helps you more than the people you get on with. It’s an opportunity to let go… 🙂

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