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You’ll Know When You Know

I’VE FIGURED IT OUT!!!  I’VE FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT!!!! I know exactly how to tap into that worthy, self-confident feeling that FEELS SO GOOD!!!! I love the feeling of knowing what I know and the feeling of feeling what I feel. I know some of you’ll get it and some of you aren’t quite ready and that’s ok. When you’re ready, you’ll figure out what works for you and of that I’m 100% certain.

For those of you who want to know and are ready, LISTEN UP!!!! What I finally figured out is that the worthy, self-confident feeling comes from paying attention to how you feel and you can control how you feel. As long as you can control how you feel, it’s like everything you ever wanted lines up for you to be delivered to you just as you allow yourself to be in alignment with the vibration of it.

Everything is made up of energy and ALL energy has a vibration. Good feeling things vibrate at a higher frequency, so to be a match to those good feeling things,  you’ll want to allow yourself to vibrate at those higher frequencies.

What it boils down to for me is this, I care about how I feel. I want to be happy, therefore I turn away from things that don’t feel good to me and I focus on things that do feel good to me. It’s easy. TRY IT!

Think of it this way, ( I know I’ve said this before, but it’s worthy of repeating ) if you picked up a hot plate and it started to burn your hand, you’d set it down, wouldn’t you? Yes, and as quickly as you could because it was hurting you. Would you turn around and pick it right back up?

NO! You wouldn’t because you didn’t like the way it felt. The exact same thing goes for your emotions! If someone says something that doesn’t feel good to you, do you say it over and over again in your mind? Honestly, sometimes (a lot of the time) we do. We replay hurtful things that people say, over and over again. Not really giving much thought to the fact that we’re hurting ourselves further. If you think about it as a hot plate instead, it kinda helps you let it go and focus on something else that feels better.

I will often shift my focus to something in my immediate proximity that appeals to me and I’ll outwardly acknowledge my appreciation for whatever that good feeling thing is. I’ve found that when I express appreciation for what appeals to me, more of what appeals to me, comes to me.

If you’re reading this and you’re thinking that’s too simple to actually work or that’s ridiculous, then maybe it’s not for you and that’s ok. True authentic happiness isn’t for everyone. Just know when you’re ready, you have everything you need to get everything you ever wanted.

How will you know when you’re ready? Trust me, you’ll know when you know. Begin, if you’d like, by expressing appreciation. You have the power.

© 2018 Angel Zamudio

Magnificent and Glorious POWER

I started this blog with a bunch of silly distracting bunny trails and then I asked myself, “Is this really how you wanna go about this?” Not really, I mean the whole point of Apozitude is to raise awareness and bring about clarity, if it can be mildly entertaining along the way, well that my friends is what we call a bonus.

The truth of the matter is EVERYTHING ALWAYS boils down to ONE thing. I know, I know, you don’t have to remind me, I’ve heard the advice against using words like “always” and “every” so bare with me, but ALL the observation I’ve done over the years of myself and others has led me to this one undeniable fact. EVERYTHING always boils down to ONE thing. EVERYTHING we say, EVERYTHING we do always boils down to this ONE thing. Yes, that’s right, OUR ENTIRE EXPERIENCE boils down to ONE thing and that ONE thing my friends is the magnificent and glorious POWER of CHOICE. 

For instance when leaving New Orleans recently, we arrived at the airport very early. Early enough, in fact, to catch the plane departing to Colorado prior to ours. Colorado? NOOOOO, we want to go home. Where’s the Portland plane? I’m sorry to inform you that’s the next flight to depart.

Oh,… ok. What do we do now?

Insert the magnificent and powerful CHOICE!! We can sit at the gate and wait with all of these restless people for the Colorado plane, wait for everyone to deplane, wait for all these people to stand in line, wait for them to board their plane and then wait again for our plane? It was a simple choice. Let’s go get a cup of coffee. What a sense of relief, I felt so much better about waiting for a waitress and a cup of coffee.

See how simple the magnificent and glorious power of choice affected our experience? The secrets to unlocking this magnificent power are very simple too. Check it out:

1. Awareness 

2. Action

Next week, I’ll be sharing a 4 step mindfulness process to assist YOU in mastering the magnificent and glorious POWER of CHOICE. Will you check back in next week? The choice is yours. 

© 2018 Angel Zamudio

Do You Realize Your Power?

Life is full of opportunities. The question is are we taking the time to slow that incessant stream of thoughts long enough to see these opportunities. I’ve found that setting aside a time of day to focus on my breathing and practice letting go of whatever pops up in my mind for only 10 minutes, creates space in my mind and allows me more time to BE present in my life. I know it sounds kind of crazy that taking time, makes more time, but if you think about it logically, it really does make sense. Taking 10 minutes a day to practice letting go of all your thoughts creates a clear and peaceful space in your mind for clarity and connection.

Think about your mind as a work space or a creative space, like a desk or table. Now, take all the thoughts flowing through your mind about what needs to be done, what you might have done wrong, how a conversation could have been handled better or how you were wronged by someone, your fears of what’s to come and the unknown, everything that contributes to the busyness of your mind right now, imagine it all sitting on the table in front of you, except these thoughts aren’t just sitting there, still like a stack of papers, each one of those disruptive thoughts is like one of those wind-up toys that hops around mindlessly meandering and bumping into each other.

OK, now picture yourself sitting there at that table with all of that going and imagine you’ve been presented with an opportunity to having a meaningful conversation with someone you love dearly and they’re sitting across from you at this table. Keep in mind, your loved one can’t see all those annoying little wind up toys (your thoughts) hopping around distracting you from what they’re sharing.  It’s easy to see, given this example how these all these thoughts hopping all around can distract you from this opportunity you’ve been given to listen to your loved one and share a meaningful conversation. The really cool thing about this is you have a choice. You can sit there trying to listen with all of those distracting toys or thoughts hopping around or you can push all it all off the table or out of your mind and focus on your loved one. It seems a bit ridiculous at this point to ask, but which option do you think would increase your chances of successfully producing the desired result of having a meaningful conversation?

It’s easy to see, when the mind is clear, tasks are achieved more efficiently and in a manner creates more time. Investing 10 minutes each day to practice the art of letting go will create clarity of mind and deepen your life experiences. This clarity of mind will create space in your life to see those opportunities you may have been too distracted to observe in the past. You have the power. You have a choice.

Don’t Believe Me, Listen to Gandhi

YES!!!! Happiness is a choice!!! You know what that means don’t you???
That means YOU have ALL the power. You have complete control of what YOU believe, what YOU think, what YOU talk about, YOUR actions, YOUR habits and YOUR values. Therefore, you have complete control of YOUR destiny.

 

 

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© 2017 Angel Zamudio

WHAT? No beer???

One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is when some one starts talking about a particular challenge in their life and they are totally ready to be inspired. You can totally tell when someone is ready to be inspired because every encouraging thing you say to them makes perfect sense to them and they are nodding in agreement the whole time you’re talking to them.

I encountered this delightful situation this last week when one of my friends and co-workers started talking to me about starting a new eating regimen for the purpose of reversing her lactose intolerance. I can not speak to the validity of this cleanse because I’ve not done any research on the subject, but what I can speak to is this young woman’s enthusiasm for making a positive change in her life.

Her name is Courtney and she is the one that has done the research. She is the one that has decided to make a change in her life. She was talking to me about the restrictions she has decided to place on herself in an effort to reverse her intolerance and was sharing some of the details. The next 5 months (starting after Christmas) she will cut out breads, sugars (even natural sugars (so no fruit), no beer or wine, and honestly, I don’t remember all the details, because once she said, “No Beer”, I kinda went into shock.

I’m kidding about the shock, but serious that I don’t remember all the details. Once Courtney mentioned how hard it was going to be, I shifted into inspiration mode. I said, “It will be as hard or as easy as you decide to make it on yourself”. She agreed and came back with, “That’s right and if I don’t ever do it. I’ll be lactose intolerant for the rest of my life”.

Yes, that’s right. As long as we remain unwilling to make a shift, we can only hold ourselves in place of responsibility for the circumstances that exists in our lives.

We talked about situations that are out of our control, such as people bringing treats to the office. I told her about when I had a clarifying moment a few years ago. Some very sweet well intended person brought some yummy goodies to the office and I said to myself, “Who’s the son of a bitch that keeps bringing in the goodies?” and then as if divine wisdom was whispering in my ear, this question came to me, “Well, who’s the son of a bitch that keeps putting it in your mouth?”

Ahhh HA!!!

It was really a very cool conversation. I am very excited for Courtney and the change that she is planning to make for herself. 5 months really is not that long at all. I believe in you. I am not saying there won’t be challenging moments, but with the right mind set it’s going to be much easier. It’s all about choices and how much you really want the change you are seeking. You have control over yourself, your thoughts and your actions.

I believe with the right attitude and desire any one of us could make any change we desire for our lives. We all have the power to make it as easy as we’d like for it to be.

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How Would You Like to Hold ALL the Power?

Having and maintaining a positive attitude is easy when you know how. The trick is leading with a full heart, focusing the lens of your life on goodness and letting go of anything that displeases you.

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-6-56-16-pm When you pause for a moment and consider what you are doing to yourself when you hold on to hurtful situations whether intended or accidental, it places you in a tremendous place of empowerment.

You have a choice. Which would you rather do?

A) Harbor it and continue to feel bad or

B) Let it go and feel better

The choice is yours and you hold all the power. 🙂

 

© 2016 Angel Zamudio

Harness Your Power

For anyone who might have doubt in any aspect of their lives,… THE. ONLY. connection that truly matters in your life is your connection to yourself. Please listen closely. There’s a piece of something,… someone,… greater than yourself deep within your soul and your connection to that part of you is stronger than any bully, stronger than any doubt and can see you through ANY thing.
When you have faith in THAT part of you everything else works out. Do you believe this energy resides within you? Whether you do or you don’t, it’s there, just waiting for you to believe. What’s holding you back from putting a harness on that power and changing your life for the better? Are you standing in your own way? 

I challenge you today to take an honest look at yourself and ask yourself if you’re being kind to yourself. If you see something you don’t like, quit looking at it and focus on something you do like and just keep doing that until you notice one day you only see good things that you love.  

 

Just Start Practicing

Since nothing matters to you other than your personal alignment with your individual goals or desires, then that is where our work is. We are not here to debate the rightness or the wrongness of what you, or anyone, chooses. We are not taking sides, for or against, anything. We are here to help you understand that your life can be as wonderful or as horrible as you allow it to be. It all depends upon the thoughts that you practice. And therein lies the basis of anyone’s success: How much do I practice thoughts that bring me joy, and how much do I practice thoughts that bring me pain?
—Abraham
This is a huge part of my day. Practicing thoughts of joy. Sometimes people don’t understand when I don’t want to talk about a situation that bothers me. Sometimes people don’t understand when I walk away from something that doesn’t make me feel good, but perhaps they don’t understand how much I care about being happy. I’m a positive energy person because I actively practice thoughts that bring me joy as much as I possibly can, because I KNOW that what I think about and talk about will certainly come about. 
There has been too much proof in my life and the lives of so many all around me to deny it, therefore I don’t worry or dwell on thoughts, feelings or experiences that bring me anything other than joy. I’m not perfect at it by any means, but I’m practicing every chance I get. 
I simply shift my focus, because I know that if I focus on something that makes me sad or upset, that focused energy will create more of that in my future. I care too much about my happiness and my success to let negative energy hang around very long. 

 

This body ain’t big enough for both of us, Mr. Negative Energy Man, I’m gonna have to request that you high tail it out of my mind. This is where I live and I don’t allow “bring me down” vibes to loiter ’round. So jump up on your horse and get on outta here, before I call the sheriff to haul you out. Go on!!! Git!! 
It’s as easy as pretending your the security guard of your sense of happiness and you have the right to protect it. Are you familiar with the security company called First Response? What an excellent name for this situation. Follow me? I can feel your wheels turning. You got this!!!  

 

This is My WHY

Why do I do the things I do? 
Why have I spent a large quantity of time over the last 2 and a half years writing a blog about living life with a positive attitude? 
Why do I spend a large quantity of time encouraging people to see their lives with a slightly different perspective? 
Why do I listen to people tell stories about their lives and how they’d like some aspect of it to be better? 
Why have I wanted to be a motivational speaker for the greater part of my adult life? Why did I become a beachbody coach? 
The answer my friend is because I believe I can make a difference. 
In fact I know I can make a difference because I have seen the smiles on peoples faces when they hear a different perspective.
 I have seen faces light up when they hear a glimmer of hope. 
I believe we ALL have the power to make huge change in our lives and I believe some people just need a little bit of encouragement to step up for themselves and make the changes they wish to see in their lives. 
I believe people want to feel better. I believe people want change.
 Maybe they need someone to believe in them.
I AM that someone. 
I know what I know and what I know is that it only takes a pinhole of light to banish the darkness. 
No body goes around looking for a dark switch, we’re all looking for the light. I believe in light. I believe in love and I believe in you because I believe in me. Let’s do this together!!!! 

 

Be Your Own Super HERO

 

Do yourself a little favor today, look at yourself in the mirror and have this conversation with yourself out loud. Here’s a little tip, when I had this conversation with myself about two minutes ago, I was standing about 5 inches away from the mirror and I was starring myself right square in the eye. I was pointing at my reflection and really giving myself a strong talk. Take it or leave it what ever feels best for you. 
     Begin with a few slow deep intentional breaths. Once you feel really connected to yourself say these words, “Right this very minute, you have the power. Right there in your mind. You have the power to be in control. You have the power to decide how your day will go. You have the power to let things go or let the stress of worry eat you alive. What feels better? Well guess what? You get to decide. Your mind is a very powerful tool. Use that powerful tool every minute of every day to your advantage. When you give in and allow your mind to constantly create worry, your mind is using you. Don’t be a tool. Be the brave and skillful person you were placed here to be. Starting today, use the greatest power tool ever created, your mind. Your mind can set you free. Now get out there and be your own super hero.” 
     Yes, people that’s right. You have the power to be your own super hero. All you have to do is step up and rescue yourself from the torture you allow your mind to put you through. 

Start today!