Synchronicity is a concept introduced by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, referring to the simultaneous occurrence of events that are meaningfully related but have no discernible causal connection.


Synchronicity suggests that events may be interrelated through a deep, underlying principle that is beyond the scope of traditional cause-and-effect relationships. Essentially, it denotes the existence of a meaningful connection between an individual’s inner experiences and the external world.


Synchronicity is characterized by the following:

  • Acausality: Unlike causal relations, synchronicity does not rely on a linear cause-and-effect sequence. It involves the occurrence of two or more events without any apparent causal relationship.
  • Meaningful Coincidence: Synchronistic events often appear as meaningful coincidences that carry a personal significance or relevance to an individual’s life.
  • Subjective Interpretation: The interpretation of synchronistic events is subjective and based on the individual’s personal experiences, beliefs, and background.
  • Psychological Significance: Synchronicity is often associated with personal growth, self-discovery, and the realization of hidden aspects of one’s psyche.


Some common examples of synchronicity include:

  • Thinking of a friend who you haven’t seen in years, and then receiving a phone call or email from them the same day.
  • Frequently encountering references to a particular topic or concept shortly after developing an interest in it.
  • Experiencing a vivid dream that offers guidance or insights, followed by an encounter with a person or situation that mirrors the dream’s content.

Synchronicity provides a framework for exploring the interconnectedness of events and the potential significance of seemingly random occurrences in our lives.