Coincidences are useful in ways most people never consider. Once you become aware of them, you realize what a recurrent part of life they are. They are intertwined with so many of the things we hold to be important.
Jung’s patient described her dream of a golden scarab as Jung tried to break through her rigid rationality. As he fervently hoped for the unexpected, he responded to a tapping sound at his window and produced the world’s best known synchronicity.