The point of parsing reality, within one's inner realm, is to experience freedom. What I mean, is that without understanding all inner and outer structures of one's Whole Self - understanding really, the make-up of one's own mind - how can one be Truly Free? There is freedom in enlightenment of the mind: all epiphanies and synchronicities are gifts arriving from a more meaningful location and Higher place.
Choose to Fail or Succeed
Synchronous information comes in packages that have various hues of spiritual instruction, or so it seems. The illusion is that one thinks he's got it figured out, when in reality, it is The Higher Mind/God that has blessed him with the opportunity to choose to fail or succeed through the examination of synchronous events.
Maintain a Positive Perspective
Through failures we see ourselves seemingly beat. One can be devastated by moments of grief, for example, as a result of the death of a loved one. Or, a choice could be made to cultivate these moments that seem a hindrance, by literally loving oneself first. I do not mean that 'selfishness' is the recourse, but instead suggest staying positive as best one is able (striving for always). The Highest decision is to always feel love first within oneself, for oneself, and then one is strengthened for the path.
Begin with Simple Kindness
These can be acts of private kindness toward oneself, as though you are giving a loved one care. Some may find it difficult to muster "love," so by beginning with simple kindness toward oneself, and observing this act in gratitude, acceleration away from the perceived weight-within-self occurs. This is the simplest reflective mechanism that is worthy of consideration to include in all things.
Growth Toward God
The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23), is a story that allegorically speaks of growth toward God. It orients the reader to perceive his own mind as worthy of tilling, and metaphysically, this translates and begins with kindness toward oneself. Further, an allegory is a work of art, that can reveal a hidden meaning, usually of moral importance. By applying allegory, theological, as well as metaphysical aspects of self are abstracted in such a way, as to speak to-and-through the outer egoic self.
Overall, freedom within oneself is a point. This is literally achieved through the use of one-pointed focus within the meditative mind. Further, positivity, as well as kindness-to-self, are accelerants for spiritual growth. Lastly, by observing the seemingly "hidden" meanings and messages within life, through synchronicities and epiphanies, one's Highest Path and preferences are revealed.
To see the Light at the end of the tunnel, while smiling!