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 “Richo gently and compassionately coaches readers. His book will help those seeking personal transformation.”—Publishers Weekly

 “Lucid, thought-provoking, and illuminating.”—Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star

 “As useful a self-help book as one is likely to find.”—Huston Smith

About the Author

David Richo, PhD, is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and workshop leader whose work emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness and loving-kindness in personal growth and emotional well-being. He is the author of numerous books, including How to Be an Adult in Relationships and The Five Things We Cannot Change. He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala; 1 edition (March 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590304276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590304273
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Richo, PhD, is a therapist and author who leads popular workshops on personal and spiritual growth.

He received his BA in psychology from Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, in 1962, his MA in counseling psychology from Fairfield University in 1969, and his PhD in clinical psychology from Sierra University in 1984. Since 1976, Richo has been a licensed marriage, family, and child counselor in California. In addition to practicing psychotherapy, Richo teaches courses at Santa Barbara City College and the University of California Berkeley at Berkeley, and has taught at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. He is a clinical supervisor for the Community Counseling Center in Santa Barbara, California.

Known for drawing on Buddhism, poetry, and Jungian perspectives in his work, Richo is the author of How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving and The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find in Embracing Them. He has also written When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships, Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side, The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know, and Being True to Life: Poetic Paths to Personal Growth.

Richo lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Rob on January 30, 2011
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"The Power of Coincidence" is really a complete guide to living life. David Richo offers so much more than powerful examples of synchronicities, he helps up see how our own exmples of meaningful coincidence can guide us to fulfilling our life's purpose. We learn to "unleash the powers of the Self (unconditional love, wisdom, and healing) from the stangelhold of our frightened, limiting ego and let them flow into the world. This is the fulfillment of our human purpose."

Richo helps us to trust that what happens in life, even hard times and crises, are meant to guide us into our higher purpose- "every event and encounter in life as happening at just the right time and in just the right way for us to learn what we need to know."

Using his tools of intepreting coincidence and synchronicity, and knowing the difference between the two, you learn what to do when you are stuck in indecsion, and how to interpret the signs that major life change is needed, and how to make a graceful exit. Empowered with his suggestions of mindful practices like knowing our breathing and finding the strength and power of the still point between breaths, we find that we are able to face the hard "givens of human existence" with hope: "we can fall apart in those moments and still trust we will reconstruct our fragmented pieces and go on. The grace will be about that and about an assurnance that our capacity to love will not be destroyed no matter what."

I can't recommend this book enough. It has already helped me to refine my life's vocation, a calling with purpose to bring more love, wisdom, and healing into the world.
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55 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Smith VINE VOICE on March 24, 2008
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if there were more stars, i'd give this more. and, if you look over my reviews, you know that i save the very highest ratings for the very best books that i've read. and, this is one of those great books that i come upon maybe once a year... the author writes a well grounded book, based upon principles of psychology and metaphysics. he is not one of those flaky writers. in fact, if you're anything like me, you find that it takes some real time to read this through. it is also likely to be a book, like ernest becker's of victor frankel's, that i read from time to time.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JohnnyC on October 18, 2012
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This is an easy-to-read and powerful book for anyone who wants to be more "in tune" with what the Universe has in store for their lives and more in touch with their true integrated self. And by that, I don't mean to suggest that it's full of a bunch of superstitious mumbojumbo, but rather that it may help you focus on real potentially-meaningful sychronicities that come your way. The well-known father of Analytical Psychology, Carl Jung, had much to say about the importance of meaningful coincidences in attaining a fully-developed and happy "Self", and the author of this book does a great job of explaining this in a straightforward way. I also thought there was good advice along the lines of there being a time and place for everything, and that sometimes people or situations come our way for a specific reason, and once that reason has past, it is important to let go. Anyway, a very interesting and well-written text for all my fellow "searchers" out there! Definitely worth the price!
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37 of 48 people found the following review helpful By jazmine on January 7, 2008
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Excellent! If you have had things happen in your life that seemed like a 'coincidence' read this and decide for yourself if you think it was a conincidence or sent to you and meant to happen.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By IMSHO (In My Sometimes Humble Opinion) on May 12, 2012
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I should confess that I didn't read every last page of The Power of Coincidence, some of it didn't speak to me (I'm not, for example, drawn to tarot cards--though that is only a small section). But overall I'm glad to have spent time with this book. The author is grounded in reality while pointing to the deeper wisdom and hints at expanding spirituality that come from synchronicities in our lives. He points to ways to be more attuned to them, without losing his head or suggesting we lose ours in fantasies that suggest we can read to much into things. In short, seek signs from the universe, but carry them lightly.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By G. Dombiak on April 9, 2010
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A book talking about coincidences could be a waste of time. However, this book coming from David Richo had my respect right from the beginning. I read about 90% of the book so far and it is great. So many jewels you can find in those pages. It worth the money and your time.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C. Thilken on May 20, 2010
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as someone who had a TON of coincidence or what people kept trying to pawn off on me as coincidence, I decided to learn about it, and when I started to tap into the "signs" handed to me - life completely transformed, career TOOK OFF, stress went down and day to day complications all but disappeared, you'll never get me to believe it's "just coincidence" again in this lifetime. Very cool if you get it.
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful By H. Jones on September 14, 2009
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This is the best non-fiction book I read in 2009. Am currently reading it for the second time.
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