Life is so completely AHHH-MAZING!!!! I absolutely love how one beautiful thing leads to another beautiful thing. It would be impossible for me to share in one blog the vast number of miracles I’ve experienced in this one weekend alone. Therefore, I intend to get focused, share a miraculous aspect of my life within this blog in hopes that it will create a doorway for you into your miraculous life or allow you to see that you’re already living it and then I’ll continue writing more blogs.
Like I said before, one thing leads to another and not too long ago, I was made aware of an app called, Headspace, I heard about it from a co-worker in passing and then again, either on the radio or in social media. I probably wouldn’t have paid much attention to it on the radio or in social media by its self, but because my interest had already been piqued by the brief conversation I had previously, I peered further down the rabbit hole. I have to admit I’ve always had an interest in meditation and have dabbled with various types of mediation through the years, but there was something to this Headspace.
The “10 minutes a day” aspect of it had a certain appeal, as it seemed easily digestible and therefore easier to incorporate into my life. I took the 10 day challenge, 10 minutes a day for 10 days. It took me 14 days to complete the 10 day challenge. Much like kindness, there is no judgement in meditation. My life is forever changed because of this app, because of the 10 day challenge, because I shared my journey on social media, because a friend shared her meditation journey with me on social media, because she recommended I watch a Netflix documentary, On Meditation, and because David Lynch was in that documentary a loop was closed for me and allowed it to be reopened.
Let me explain, You may or may not know this, but I have a Ganesha tattooed on my right shin, beginning at the base of my knee covering my entire shin down to bend where my foot begins. The reason I have this tattoo is because of a glimpse of clarity I gleaned from an issue of Yoga journal magazine I read several years ago. I recall two articles, one was on Ganesha, detailing the story of how the Hindu deity came to be known as “The Remover of Obstacles” and how to incorporate the chant “Om Gam Ganapataye” into your life. The chant loosely translates to “Om and Salutations to the remover of all obstacles in my life!” Which when you think about it, removing obstacles from our lives really is our purpose here. Ya know, to live life with joy and to help others. Isn’t it fascinating how all these minute pieces of life shape us into the person we allow ourselves to become?
The other article from the Yoga Journal was written by David Lynch who at that time totally eluded me and if you’ve ever watched a David Lynch movie, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t seen one of his movies, check any one of his movies (I’ve included the few I’ve seen below) and you’ll understand completely why he eluded me, which made his presence in Yoga Journal Magazine so fetching. Just like his movies, I can’t quite put my finger on what it was in his article that touched me like it did, but what I do recall is, the reading of his words created a transformational shift in me. He wrote about a knowing I had within me that I had forgotten and that is exactly what this documentary did for me on Sunday.
One line from the documentary that keeps running through my mind, “the simple act of checking a voice mail message will change your life forever” and you may not necessarily think of it that way, but it’s an absolute truth. Any single given experience or transfer of information, changes you from the person you were prior, to the person you become henceforth.
A glimpse of clarity.
All our lives, we’re being prepared for a moment when we’re ready to meet ourselves again. I’ve enjoyed this time with myself and I’m certain I’ll enjoy meeting myself again in the future.
Whoa! I just blew my own mind realizing I’m living my amazing life. Are you?
© 2017 Angel Zamudio