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  • Writer's pictureBernard Beitman, MD

The Stunning Path to Finding Yourself

How synchronicity, creativity and leadership can lead to your life’s purpose.

On this week’s Connecting with Coincidence podcast, you’ll hear how Ricardo Escamilla’s uncertainty was transformed into his life’s work through stunning synchronicity. The story of Ricardo’s path to leadership and creativity will inspire you to look for and grasp the synchronistic opportunities in your own life.

As our regular podcast listeners know, I like to start each podcast with a coincidence story of my own. I call this week’s story, “The Missing Motorcycle Jacket Materializes”:

In the late 1960s, I was a part-time hippie in San Francisco. It was a great time to hang around the Haight-Ashbury district, with a whole new culture being created right there in the United States. I was a “part-time” hippie because I was also a psychiatric resident at Stanford, not far south of San Francisco near Palo Alto. Back then, I had a purple leather motorcycle jacket given to me by an older woman, because she liked the way I ran with the football, and I reminded her of the father of her only child. Someone from the hippie house where I sometimes hung out had apparently stolen the jacket. I had laid it on a bed, but when I went to get it, it was just gone. A few weeks later at a gas station, the thief and I surprisingly crossed paths. What a coincidence! That stunning purple jacket had few peers, and the man looked familiar. But as with a lot of coincidences, you must act. Here, I had a momentary window in which to get my leather jacket back. So I decided to confront him, and I got my jacket. The idea here is that I was in the right place at the right time, but I also had to act. When you find yourself in a synchronistic situation, you may need to seize the moment. Then that opportunity can become an actuality.

I’m excited to welcome Ricardo Escamilla as my guest on this week’s podcast. Since childhood, Ricardo has been interested in the mind and consciousness. At the age of 11, he took his first spirituality course. He studied administration at ITAM, a prestigious business institute in Mexico and received a national award for his research on creativity and entrepreneurship. He pursued a master’s degree in Applied Creativity in Spain and a postgraduate degree in Emotional Ecology.

His fascination with synchronicity began at the age of 23, sparked by a fortunate event that led him to focus on business training. With 25 years of professional experience, he teaches various soft skills, creativity, and innovation. Through awareness-raising activities on synchronicity, he aims to connect individuals with life’s purpose. Currently, he is writing a book on meaningful coincidences based on personal experiences and close ones.

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Sep 24, 2023

Would like offer thanks and appreciation for Ricardo Escamilla's insights when having a narrow window to act, then acting. His name rings familiar for an Escamilla family from a Kelly High in the mid 60s, the "thinking process" the being trained "to see thru the street logic" had lessons worth listening and contemplating.

That reminds me of one of the times my tools were stolen. Some guy stole my carpet stretcher. One time that was stolen, I found it at the Maxwell Street market that next weekend. This time, I hired an installer that used to "kick carpet." That might be ok in the summer for small rooms, or hot carpet, but for professionals use a stretcher, even for show.

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