Category Archives: Positivity

As I See It

It’s such a joy to live life with constant curiosity. I’ve come to realize when I take time to let go of the clutter in my mind, I’m open to new possibilities. My practice of meditation has allowed me to open up a part of myself that I’ve longed for my entire life. A confidence in myself to be me 100% authentic.

Recently, I was presented with an opportunity I would have shied away from in the past. I found myself standing face to face with someone new who held a very strong opinion of how they see the world that’s starkly different from mine. I was able to say, “I disagree” and other poised  things such as, “Tell me more about that,…”

It was an amazingly peaceful conversation of disagreement and acceptance of each other and how we choose to operate in the world as we see it differently. I’m so grateful for my vision of the world being full of love and kindness. I see evidence of my vision everyday. My heart is full and my mind is at peace.

© 2017 Angel Zamudio

ALERT‼️ Game Changer Mind Shift REVEALED‼️

Whoa!! I love it when a moment of clarity POPS into my realm of awareness. YES!!! I’m so excited to share this with you guys!!! Ya know how little changes and slight little tweaks make a big difference in the long run? Well, this very recent realization is one of those things that I foresee making a huge impact on my life and potentially yours too if it resonates with you.

Check it out, I was listening to someone tell a story the other day and I hadn’t noticed this yet, but this person was having a little trouble staying focused on their story and was meandering around a bit over details, ya know trying to remember specific things and they jokingly said to me, “You’re probably thinking, ‘just get on with your story dummy'”. However, #1 it hadn’t even registered in my mind that they were struggling and #2 it’s not my style to rush someone through their story or to call them dummy. I pride myself on being a good and patient listener, so I clarified, “Hey, don’t judge yourself with my mind. That’s not what I was thinkin’ and that’s not fair to me OR to you for that matter to judge yourself with your perception of my thoughts”.

Whoa!

Wait a minute!

Wheels turning,… information clicking into place,… awareness expanding,….

POP! AHA!!

It’s not fair to me either when I allow myself to judge myself with my perception of what others MIGHT be thinking about me and it’s not fair to them. Cue the revelation music please and I’ve noticed over the last couple of days since I’ve had this AHA! moment, I’ve allowed little bits of self doubt and negative self talk to rescind a bit further, enabling my confidence and self assuredness to expand. It’s so cool to me every single time I gain more awareness. I LOVE IT!!! 😍

© 2017 Angel Zamudio

The Ultimate Formula for Life

If there really is such a thing as the Law of Attraction (and there is) and based on this law: like energies attract like energies, when you really stop and think about it, it places each and every one of us in an amazingly powerful place in our lives. If you’re not quite clear on how this is true, let me see if I can help provide some clarity about this law in your mind. As I was doing some research for this blog, I stumbled across another blog called Stop Drop Allow, VERY COOL!

In one of the posts in that blog, I found the formula for the Law of Attraction. I’m not 100% certain why knowing this formula solidified the concept of the Law of Attraction for me, but it did and I’d like to share it with you. I know I write a great deal about the power of choice and the reason is embedded within this formula. Check it out.

|E| = (D x B) / R

I’m certainly no math wizard, but I do know a few algebraic symbols, one being the symbol for the absolute value of a variable, which is a vertical line on either side of a it such as |X| or in the equation above |E|. The variable E in the above equation represents Experience. So, the absolute value of your Experience equals your (Desire multiplied by your Beliefs) / divided by your Resistance. The power of choice lies within that last bit and really all through out the equation, but look at it this way, you have the power to hold on to or let go of what causes resistance in your life, in your day to day life. Minute by minute you can choose to shift your focus towards thoughts and experiences that make you feel good or not. When you think of something that feels good, you feel better than you did when you were focused on the other thing that didn’t feel so good. You, I, we, all as individuals have ultimate power of choice in our lives.

WHOA!!!!! The Law of Attraction conceptualized!!! My mind is blown!!! Remember the Universe doesn’t know how to differentiate your focus at any given moment. The Universe reads vibrations. So, let’s say you’re dreaming of meeting your soul mate and when you imagine your soul mate you have a high vibrational frequency because it makes you feel good to imagine this dream boat person, but then some jerk cuts you off in traffic and nearly pulls right into your car. You swerve to avoid a collision and you get pissed off. Suddenly the high vibration you were cultivating when you were imaging your desired soul mate is obliterated, but not to worry because you have the power to choose and with that power you can choose to shift your focus back towards the good feeling thoughts or new good feeling thoughts.

You see, you absolutely have the power to lessen your resistance, thus improving the absolute value of your experience. 😉 Now that you have the ultimate formula for life go forth and create your ultimate life experience. Please remember to be gentle with yourself and others, we’re all practicing new life skills all the time.

© 2017 Angel Zamudio

OUCH! That Burned!

Hey, here’s a question for you. Have you ever picked up something right out of the oven that was still super hot and continued to hold on to it once you realized it was burning your hand? Or put it down because it was burning and then picked it right back up? I know it seems silly, but think about it. As soon as you feel the pain you let go almost immediately right? 

So, why then do we hold on to things that burn us emotionally? 

We’ve all done it. Get hurt emotionally, rehash it in our minds, talk about it and stir up all those emotions again. I believe moving forward, I’m going to label emotional hurt as “hot coal” as a reminder to “let it go”. I don’t know about you, but I wanna be happy.

© 2017 Angel Zamudio

Be The Master

Hey, I’ve got a question for ya. Do you actually look at yourself in the mirror? I mean, most people check out how they’re presenting themselves to the outside world, but I’m talkin’ about something beyond grooming. Do you really look at yourself? Do you wonder? Do you spend time reflecting with yourself? Do you think about who you are, what value you provide yourself and your community, where you intend to guide yourself, why you’re here or how you fit in the world. When you look in the mirror do you see a person who you shower with love, acceptance and kindness or do you see a person you criticize, judge and pick apart little by little? Maybe you’re somewhere in the middle on the broad spectrum of self-love, but the reason I’m asking is for the purpose of raising awareness. Regardless of where you land on the spectrum of self-love please know the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. The cool thing about indifference is there’s something you can do about it.

Check it out. So, there you are, listening to the complaints and/or judgements that keep repeating in your head about how you’re not good enough. Are you tired of beating yourself up with your own words? Well, my friend the time has come to STOP the madness of listening to yourself and begin talking to yourself. If you’re the slightest bit interested, take a look at your calendar and mark this day down as the day you decided to step up for yourself. Today is the day you’re going to take notice, when you find yourself listening to harsh or unkind words, you’re going to stop listening yourself and you’re going to start talking to yourself. It may sound like I’m encouraging you to take on the role of “that crazy who walks around talking to himself” but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about catching yourself listening to the mindless chatter of your mind, taking an active role inside your mind and start talking to yourself in a kind and loving manner.

I started thinking of myself as a person in training and when I make mistakes, I gently say to myself, “That’s ok. You’re doing your best. Try again. You can do this.” The only difference between a master and a beginner is a master has failed more times than the beginner has ever tried. We tend to be so hard on ourselves, criticizing ourselves in our own minds over and over for not being good enough. By judging and doubting ourselves we’re slowly picking apart the greatest part of ourselves, our own self-worth. Our ability to love ourselves and to treat ourselves with kindness is the best gift we can give to ourselves. You have a choice to set your indifference aside and care enough about yourself to take action. Sometimes though, the act of taking action is more about doing less and spending more time BE-ing. Simply by sitting in silence the soul collects wisdom, because you quiet the incessant thoughts enough to allow spiritual guidance to flow.

© 2017 Angel Zamudio

The Value Within YOU

Sometimes people come to me for advice. I’m not sure why, but I’m happy to share any clarity I might have to help others. Maybe it’s because I write a blog about living life with a positive attitude, maybe it’s because I do my very best to see the best in people, looking beyond their behaviors and try to understand the reasoning behind the behavior. Recently, I shared a good way to approach a challenging situation regarding someone you love. If you’re able to do so, separate your emotions from the situation and deal with the facts. It seems like the opposite would be true, but when you think about it, emotions cloud judgement and the decision making processes. Therefore, extracting the emotion and dealing with just the facts, helps to reach and maintain a clear decision. It’s challenging to do, I’ll be honest, but with practice it gets easier.

How can you practice separating your emotions from an emotionally charged situation?

Excellent question!!! For me, meditation is the answer. There are many forms of meditation, but what I find to be helpful is to sit quietly for a designated about of time and focus on my breathing, daily. When thoughts or emotions arise during meditation, as they always do, I practice returning my focus to my breath. Personally, I find an app called Calm to be very helpful. It’s really amazing how practicing this focus helps to minimize your reactions to challenging situations. There are many other benefits to practicing meditation. Check out this link to the Huffington post.

Listen, where ever you are on your journey to whatever it is that you most desire, what I want you all to know is that you’re far more knowing and powerful than you give yourselves credit for being. Embrace yourself! Create a knowing within yourselves of your power and your value. It’s there within us ALL, just waiting to be discovered.

© 2017 Angel Zamudio

BE YOU!!! Everyone Else is Taken

What’s the ONE thing you can count on in your life? Think about it for a moment. Whatever your answer is now, I guarantee you that with time your answer will change and the reason I know this to be true is because in all honesty, the #1 thing you really can count on is change. When you pause for a moment you begin to see how your “right now” experiences will create change in you from the person you were to the person you will become.

I know we live in a fast paced world of answers in the palm of your hand, but when you Google “sense of peace” and read what the internet claims the definition of this term to be, does it create a sense of peace within you. Even if I provided the definition for you here and you were able to read the meaning right this moment would a spark of clarity and peace ignite within you? It’s not very likely and the reason is because a sense of peace is not something you can download, upload or snap into reality. Peace is a way of life. Peace is clearing your mind of the clutter. Peace is being kind to yourself and others.

The other day during my guided meditation, I was instructed to focus on my breath. Focus on the very beginning of your breath where your awareness is the strongest. I always focus on the feeling of my breath coming and going through my nose. Focus on the beginning of your breath as it enters your body and without forcing your breath or changing it in any way, pay attention to the natural flow of your breath. Once you inhale, you’ll feel the middle of your breath just before this breath transitions to an exhalation there’s a brief pause. That pause is the middle of your breath and then when the breath leaves your body you come to the end of this breath. To help you focus on breathing, as you practice keeping a quiet mind you can say beginning, middle, end. I tried doing this. Beginning, middle, end, beginning, middle, end, beginning, middle, end. I quickly discovered for me this was changing the natural flow of my breathing, so I changed it to: b, m, e, b, m, e, b, m, e. After just a couple breaths I realize in a manner of speaking I was chanting; be me be me be me. I could feel a grin of satisfaction form on my face because this is what a sense of peace feels like.

Regardless of how I change over time and whatever mood I’m in at any given moment, I know I’m free to be me. Yes, I believe I’ll continue my practice of meditation. I love living aware.

© 2017 Angel Zamudio

Let the Cursor Blink, Wisdom Will Flow

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently came to a realization that I may be standing in my own way. What does this mean exactly? How can I stand in my own way? Well, it’s a funny thing how clarity is so crystal clear when peeking over into the life of someone else, but when evaluating your own situation it’s like your vision goes blurry and your mind just keeps drawing a blank.

In fact, I find myself drawing a complete blank right now as I sit here pondering this situation and watching the cursor on my screen blinking at me as if it’s paused in a yielding position just waiting for the wisdom to pour out onto the screen. Well, I’m sorry little blinking cursor, I have no wisdom to share at the moment.

All I know, is what I know and it’s really very simple. Everything I need, I have full access to when I allow myself the time and space to quiet the busyness and chatter of my mind. For the last several weeks I’ve been practicing the art of meditation and I’ve come to realize a quiet mind is an amazing luxury. It is my sincere intention to continue the practice of meditation in an effort to deepen my sense of connection and increase my level of peace and happiness.

I believe the continuation of this practice will inherently unveil the value in myself that I seek. Quieting my mind of clutter and distractions helps me to clearly see the value I have in the world. Like a pebble tossed into a still pond, it’s the kindness I share, the awareness I broaden and the lives I touch with genuine love that ripples beyond the point of contact and in a manner affects a far greater scope than I’m able to see.

Could it be? Just like that, I discovered my own value? My heart is saying, YES and it is 100% rewarding. Thank you for your patience blinking cursor, turns out the wisdom was ready to flow.

 

© 2017 Angel Zamudio

Are You Happy Where You Are?

I recently came to a realization that I may be standing in my own way, therefore I’ve decided to embark on a journey to discover my own value. I’m not certain where this journey will take me, but I’m 100% certain a journey to discover my own value will be 100% rewarding.

I invite you to follow me on this journey and consider if there might be something keeping you from the life you long to live.

 

Living Peace

People will wonder how you live such a happy life. People will want to know what you know. People will want to be like you. People will want to sit beside you at social gatherings.  People will doubt your sincerity. People will question your motives. People will dislike you for the connection you have because they haven’t quiet found yet. People will feel conflicted about how much they like you and yet how much you bug the shit out of them because you’re so damned happy all the time. All the while you’ll love them just the same, because you have been where they are before. You know how it feels to be lost. You know how it feels to be searching. You know how it feels to be grasping for connection. You know how it feels to try to fill the void within with anything you can get your hands on. Food, shopping, vacation, alcohol, drugs, sex and all providing nothing more than a false sense of self.

All my life I’ve searched for a sense of peace and I’ve found it many times. There are so many pathways to peace and various types of peace to be felt. Every level of peace I’ve achieved, I’m always amazed at how there’s another depth of peace and clarity to be achieved.

There’s a great sense of peace in knowing yourself. Knowing your value. Knowing your worth. What an amazing experience to feel and know your own sense of true connection. Honestly, there really are no words to describe exactly how it feels, but what I do know, is when you FEEL it, you KNOW it with complete certainty.

True connection to our authentic self is what provides a sense of peace that passes all understanding.

© 2017 Angel Zamudio