Monthly Archives: February 2018

The BEST Mind Trick Ever

The secret to winning at life is to find your way to your own personal YES. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, says or does. When it comes to BEING YOU, YOU are the ultimate and final authority. It’s more than just saying YES to yourself though. Ya know? It’s about spending time with yourself discovering what it really means to BE you and then doing whatever it takes to be that ultimate version of yourself, 100%.

What is it you really want? Do yourself a favor and take some time to think about it. Don’t worry over time what you really want will change, because every single one of us is constantly changing and evolving. Just take some time each day to let go of all the limits and barriers and imagine it the way you would like it to be. Investing time in your dreams will not only feel good,  it will also create an alignment for those dreams to come true.

In a world full of NO find a way to be a YES.

YES, I am. YES, I can. YES, I will. YES, I do.

Believing in yourself is the BEST mind trick ever and believe me, that confidence in yourself is kinda sexy.

© 2018 Angel Zamudio

What’s the #1 Most Important Message

Recently, I was asked a thought-provoking question about my blog. “If you could only get ONE message out to all of your readers, what would that message be?”

After a short bit of thinking, I came to this conclusion. The #1 most important message would be to live 100% authentic to yourself. This would incorporate all the blogs I’ve written about choice, happiness, passion, following your true bliss and living completely free.

Living true to yourself is saying what you want to stay, doing what YOU want to do, sharing your life with the people you choose. Living true to you is an active choice to live your life on purpose. Loving deeply and looking beyond the small humanness of people and seeing the bigger part of people, seeing the soul. Embracing the bigger part of yourself and allowing the bigger part of others to flow as well. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

I’ll live true to me and you live true to you.

© 2018 Angel Zamudio

Soy Sauce Ninja says I’m Taller

I drew this Ninja in my left over soy sauce with one of my chopsticks

I love embracing that part of myself that’s forever playful and curious. I love sharing my child like ways of viewing the world and encountering people. I still play in my food and see imaginary animals and made up creatures in the patterns of wood grain in tables, doors and floors. I love the sense of endless possibilities and limitless creativity. This is where I live, in a world of ANYTHING is possible and it feels amazing.

I was at Trader Joe’s recently and saw one of the friendly clerks and she said, “I haven’t seen you in a while. Where have you been?” All of a sudden I felt like a little kid, like when I used to be greeted with something like the following, “I haven’t seen you in a while, look at how much you’ve grown” except since I’ve been a full grown adult, I can’t remember the last time someone has noted my growth. Which is kinda a bummer, ya know? Cuz I’m still growing.

So, I asked her, “Do I look taller?” She looked at me kinda puzzled and said, “Not really, why? Have you grown?” I said, “I’m always growing, ya know spiritually,…”. She paused to ponder the notion and said, “Yeah I guess we’re still growing I guess. Hopefully, anyway.” I said, “Yup! Look at me I’m spiritually taller” She tilted her head back with laughter as she restated what I had said, “I’m spiritually taller,…. oh that’s great.” To be completely honest with you guys, I’m actually physically shorter. Last time I was measured, my doctor logged 5’7″ even in my chart. I’ve been 5’8″ in the past, and I’ve been hanging on to that height in the 5’7.5″ range, but had to totally come to terms with being shorter when I measured in at 5’7″ even. That’s ok, I’d rather be spiritually taller.

© 2018 Angel Zamudio

Ketchup and RAIN

Hey, look at you. You’re back!!! Already exercising your power of choice. AWESOME!!!

As promised, I’ll be sharing a 4 step mindfulness process to assist YOU in mastering the magnificent POWER of CHOICE, but first I have to say the hardest part about writing this blog is the quiet time of introspection. This blog is about providing awareness and clarity, but it’s hardly a living document of my infinite wisdom. LOL, I wish. More accurately, I’d describe it as a living document of the challenges I’ve faced and what I’m doing to help myself get through those challenges of life, but I don’t want to just get through life, ya know? I want to LIVE my life with intention and a smile of authenticity on my face, truly enjoying the moments of my life as they show up.

So, I asked myself, “What makes you happy, Angel?” and the answer I discovered was being creative and helping people find a way back to themselves. That’s when I started Apozitude because I wanted to share what I’m learning. My hope is that as I’m expanding into the larger part of myself and sharing my journey, I’m able to inspire and guide someone else along their way. It feels like sharing a personal story helps the message to be more relatable and applicable. Ya know? Like when you try something healthy that you don’t really like, but you know its good for you, so you choke it down with a bit of ketchup,…

LET ME BE YOUR KETCHUP!!!

OK, there we go. Now, we hopefully have a smile on your face and when you’re happy you’re more receptive, right? See, you’re already more agreeable. Last week, I shared the simple secrets of unlocking the power of choice. 

                                      1. Awareness

                                      2. Action

The 4 step mindfulness process is very simple too, IF YOU ARE WILLING to invest the time it takes to look within and expand beyond the current version of yourself. The process has an acronym known as RAIN to help remember it and it breaks down like this:

Recognize what is going on;

Accept the experience to be there, just as it is;

Investigate with kindness;

Non-identification which comes from not identifying
with the experience.

Here’s an example of how I put this process to use. Within the last 4 months, I was given an opportunity to embark on a journey of expansion. As you probably already know, I’m a big advocate of expansion, so to even be considered and then given this opportunity was very exciting to me. I’ve taken this opportunity of expansion very seriously, infusing the journey with  my personal philosophies of warmth and an authentic vibes of open-hearted awareness. Recently, I heard someone share their opinion, indicating they thought it was cold and unwelcoming.

I fell silent as I was processing this startling news. I had to stop and Recognize what was going on. Someone was simply sharing their opinion. I was making my attempts to Accept this experience just as it was, someone else’s opinion. I began to Investigate the situation with kindness asking, Why does this bother me? I realized I was taking it personally. It felt like a small dagger in my heart, but thanks to this mindfulness process, I was able to find my way to a  place of Non-identification. What an amazing transition from shock to curiosity to letting go and rather quickly stepping right into freedom. Oh man, that freedom of non-identification is so peaceful and truly satisfying. How could you not want a higher level of awareness?  

 

© 2018 Angel Zamudio