Mahatma Gandhi is attributed to have said "If you want change - you must be that change."
And meditation is one of the tools you can use to affect the changes you want within yourself. There will be changes within you, and those changes will bring about consequences such as the people that exit and enter your life.
Some who've been around for years may not consciously be aware of the changes within you, but their comfort zone will be disturbed by the 'new you', while others will be drawn to the new 'vibes' you are giving out.
I have a long-term, work-related back injury which entails farily regular visits to the cranial sacral osteopath. Sometimes my back goes without warning and I have make an immediate appointment. Yesterday I rang for an appointment, and was given an early one - a cancellation- today.
The moment we saw each other, we clicked. The woman I saw today was acting as locum to my regular therapist - who's away on holiday - is here for the week. I'll never see her again, but I won't forget our meeting today. That instant connection that defies outer appearances, and delves deeper, much deeper.
Sometimes it's difficult to believe in such unexpected and unlooked-for connections, but meditation is a tool, an instrument, that makes these connections more probable, more acceptable, and more believable.
If it happens to you, believe :-)
Believe in yourself, believe in meditation, and believe in the changes and challenges that offer you new gifts every day.