July 22, 2021
Content Specialist at Sync
Being ‘in sync’ is more than a file in the cloud. It’s a feeling, it’s a rush. There’s actually a word for it: Synchromysticism. It’s defined as “the art of realizing meaningful coincidences in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance.” In this sense, it’s more than a feeling, it’s a magical moment! When you’re on the same wavelength, in a groove, or clicking with others, it’s synchromysticism, and it feels great!
In order to really get behind the technology, understanding the power of synchronization is key. Our team provided a variety of fun answers when asked when they feel most in sync:
These simple occurrences are so interesting and so powerful that they amuse us and leave a mark. It’s easy to take the timing of an elevator for granted. But synchromysticism allows us to see it as something particularly special even on an ordinary day.
Instances of being in sync aren’t just for those who seek them, and they aren’t just small moments. Sometimes they’re huge events so magical they become culturally iconic. From creating art to creating bonds to experiencing delightful moments in nature, the feeling is truly universal and powerful. These extraordinary moments are only a few examples of that magic:
Finding oneself in one of those magical moments and then being able to identify that it’s something special is really powerful. Even months or years after the event, you’re still able to recall how special those moments were. It’s relatable.
Our brains like synchronization. Humans biologically have an innate desire to connect with others. Our bodies respond to that by synchronizing brainwaves, heartbeats, and physical movements so we create more endorphins. From walking at the same pace to saying the same joke at the same time, our bonds with other people are strongest when we’re in sync. This creates trust and a feeling of community. It’s why military troops march in sync. Or why at halftime a coach will give a hearty pep talk to get a team on the same page.
Even animals get in sync a lot. From fireflies flashing in sync in Thailand to wrens singing delightful duets in sync, the desire to connect with others is evident everywhere you look.
If you take anything from this article, hopefully it’s a new outlook on those simple moments of synchrony in your life. Embrace synchromysticism, because in a world of infinite possibilities, those moments where things align perfectly are magic. They allow you to be a part of something larger than yourself. And when you are connected with others on the same wavelength, you have the unlimited potential to do great things. Whenever and however you feel in sync, enjoy it.
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