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Be Lyke Myke

May 20, 2012

Myke Smitley

Tonight I found myself standing in line at the Lotus Cafe behind a man in his seventies with long, white, flowing hair. He ordered a turkey burger, which is exactly what I was waiting to order. The young cashier had lit up when she saw him and they talked like old friends who had missed each other dearly. After placing his order and sitting in a booth, another young employee walked over and affectionately engaged him in conversation. The two workers clearly adored him. I’ve learned to not be shy about introducing myself to interesting people so I approached the man and said, “You know everybody!” He laughed and we started talking. When I asked if he would like to sit by himself or if he wanted company, he cheerfully invited me to join him, adding that his name was Myke.

That’s when the coincidences (beyond a preference for turkey burgers) began flowing freely. After establishing that we were both from the Midwest (him from Ohio and me from Minnesota) and members of Self-Realization Fellowship, Myke asked what I did and I told him I was a writer. He was a writer too, he said, and in fact had recently published a book on spirituality he had been working on for fourteen years.

WHAT???

I told him that I had just published a book on spirituality I had been working on for fourteen years!!!




Myke’s book is called The Great Circle: Journey to Where: the Wheel of Destiny Obeys Our Free Will. Click here to go to Myke’s website, Great Circle Views. Click here to e-mail Myke.



My book is called Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World. Click here to go to my post about it.



The synchronicities didn’t end there. The next day, I received this e-mail from Myke:

I really enjoyed our connection and conversation at the Lotus Cafe Sunday. I visited your website and appreciated it very much. I was impressed by the testimonials, and I was especially impressed by your notes on how you arrived at the title, Through God’s Eyes. This is mainly because it adds yet another synchronicity to our connection (mutual orders of turkey burgers, 14-year writing projects, Midwest roots). Rather than explain it, I have taken the liberty to (more…)