Recently, a friend remarked that upon burning a certain kind of incense, his client would somehow cancel the appointment and thus he missed some deals. Since such a situation repeated itself several times, he could not help but wonder if it had something to do with the incense.
Normally, people may relate such a situation to the incense and have doubts about the quality of the incense. But, we should stay neutral, not to jump to conclusions. We are advised to explore the matter from the angles of body, mind, and spirit rather than focus on the incense.
For starters, we should reflect on our physical conditions for the past year. We should also examine our mind to see if we are actually under a lot of stress or have to mend our relationships with others. Moreover, we also have to check if we feel helpless about life and if we are particularly sensitive to something. At times, our previous pursuit of spiritual development may have an impact as well.
Perhaps, it is time your soul woke up! Our souls are very smart; they can surpass our brains and push us to know more about ourselves or ascend to a higher level.
In our daily life, the coincidences we encounter can actually be well-planned occurrences, which cannot be explained based on the cause and effect concepts. In the book, “The Synchronicity Key: the hidden intelligence guiding the universe and you”, Carl Gustav Jung pointed out that synchronicity is a pivotal factor in spiritual awakening. He also believed that synchronicity helps us step out from our stereotypes and see our connections with others in a way beyond our imagination. Carl Gustav Jung also stated that once we are willing to put down our bias and humbly observe the phenomena around us, we can get to know the synchronicity of the matters and the links among them all. That is to say, synchronicity makes us realize the truth honestly, and by probing into the core of the matter, we get to know the fact on a deeper level.
有時，也會出現非常討厭某種香的情形，但問題不是香，而是我們的意識及潛意識的投射，唯有面對自己才是王道！傑‧邁克爾森〈Jay Michaelson，《God in your body》〉在《身體內的上帝》中談到：「感官是一道出入門，內通身體、外通世界。這是一個交會點，讓外在一切歸攝於內。」這也是「香道」之所以稱為「道」的原因──透過香，讓我們以嶄新的視野重新認識自己與宇宙萬物背後更深層的意義！
It happens that we dislike the scent of a certain kind of incense. But, as a matter of fact, it is related to our consciousness and sub-consciousness instead of the incense itself. Only by sincerely facing ourselves can we take good care of our life. Jay Michaelson mentioned in his book that our senses can serve as a gate that connects the inner and outer world. And, in one sense, incense acts as a gate that brings us to know the whole world in a brand-new and more profound aspect!