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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

Added Value

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Photo credit goes to Marne Lucas and Beth Dixon of OpalinePictures.

One of my favorite things about tooling around town with my gorgeous golden retriever, Marbles Bear, is the default smiles I receive. No matter where we walk and no matter where we drive he gets smiles and compliments galore.

I was driving into down town one day to pick up Keri and Marbs had his head out the back window. We stopped at a red light and the pick up truck next to us had a couple of 20 something dudes in there and they were just a little bit behind me. I had my window up so I don’t know if they thought I couldn’t hear them or what but they were talking to Marbles in baby voices. It was so funny. I rolled down my window and started chatting with them. They thought he was the best looking dog they had ever seen. It was cute and on that same road a woman on a bicycle on the other side of our car was talking to him too.

It’s an everyday occurrence and I love the added value of receiving the default smiles. Naturally, when people smile at Marbles they generally look up at Keri and I and smile at us too. It’s like the whole world can feel the love and the joy we have in our lives. We’re a very lucky little family.

Be a smart bunny

You know when you see some dumb bunny on a motorcycle on the highway weaving in and out of traffic and all he or she is wearing is a helmet, tennis shoes, shorts and a tank top that he or she really could not value their skin all that much.

Asphalt is very much like the ocean in that they will always win in a battle against the fragility of the human. Just sayin’.

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