My Passion

What this truly is for me is a passion, writing has been my life ever since I first put a crayon/colored pencil/regular pencil and/or pen to paper. I am doing this blog for myself as a reflection, for you too though…as we are all connected. I would love for what I write to reach millions, I would love to leave this as a legacy so that it reaches millions beyond my time. My last imprint on this Earth. All I know for sure is: this has to get out! In no way will I sit back and let my ideas and inspirations be locked in my head to the day I die, we are here temporarily and I want to be sure to release this before it’s too late.

When I was six and I was asked the typical, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I chose two things: a writer or a teacher. Boy did I know myself better than I even know myself now. Although, this is indeed still my dream, my dream is for my writings to reach the masses and for the masses to learn from my writings. I would love to teach people how to wake up. I just don’t necessarily long to be a nun. So this is my own little nunnery: informing others on how to awaken to life or teaching them about what has worked for me to awaken.

I am ever blessed to have been introduced to yoga and meditation. Back in 2008, an old roomy of mine always spoke so highly about yoga. I would be sitting on the couch, chowing down on one food or another while watching “The Simpsons” as he would be making a dash to the door all dressed up in workout gear with his yoga mat rolled up in hand. I had heard of yoga, as that was all the craze in the mid-00’s, I just never had too much interest in it. After seeing my roomy get so excited in his pre- and post-yoga practices, I couldn’t help but to gain a curious interest.

After suiting up and joining him for a yoga practice one evening, I was hooked. It felt so good to stretch the body and to notice the breath–I had never really realized how important the breath is, I know it helps to keep us beings alive and all, but to stay tuned into it–that is where the magic happens. Yoga brought me back to a place within myself that I had forgotten.

A couple years later, my sister introduced me to meditation. She shared with me how it has helped her and I signed up for a Community Ed class that had Meditation as an introductory course. I started to notice the absolute relaxation and calmness it gave me in the moment, but also for days afterwards. At first I was just going to a class every couple of weeks until I realized it is like working a physical muscle, to gain anything you have to do it on a regular basis, daily in my case.

So this is about where I am, about three years into bringing daily meditation into my life. I set my alarm clock a half an hour early to be sure to get at least one morning meditation in. It has been amazing, life still has it’s ups and downs, but I’m able to deal with them in a calmer way. This blog started as a journal about what I was noticing in the beginning of starting my daily meditation practice and has taken a winding road towards sharing deep parts of my soul that I didn’t think I’d ever want to share. I have past addictions and darkness that ultimately led me to the lightness of my being. Thank you for taking your time to read about my journey!

120 comments on “My Passion

  1. What an inspiration! Reading this again now, third time I think. It is a very motivational write, thank you for posting. My energy levels should be back up this week so with a few early nights I shall be joining you in the early hours. Much love 🙂

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  2. Hello Ilonca84, thanks for stopping by my blog https://thewelldressedyogi.wordpress.com and signing up for it! You’ve got a lovely blog here. You are a born writer and I’m learning to become one and so I am grateful to have someone like you as part of my blogger friends’ list 🙂

    You made a very important point. “Boy did I know myself better than I even know myself now” Indeed! We as children were much more in touch with ourselves than as “mature” adults i guess. And I reckon we are going back to our child selves now with this Shift! Look forward to connecting with you! God bless!

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  3. Hello there,
    Thanks for dropping in on my blog. You’ve got a beautiful blog here, and I hope to see more expression of your path. I’m touched deeply at the opportunities for running across others on their own spiritual journeys due to the connection of the blog-o-verse. The serendipity of it can be nothing short of astounding.

    It’s interesting that you’re in Portland. I have a storied history with the place, and ultimately, I wish I could return to connect with friends, family, and new people like you. I hope that you continue to find inspiration there. Please continue sharing it here for everyone!

    Best wishes, and deep gratitude,
    Z

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    • Thanks so much for the kind words, they mean so much to me! Portland is an absolutely inspiring place, I have been here almost four years and it never gets old (although, I can’t lie, my urge to travel is hitting me again—travel in general is so inspiring!) I really enjoy your blog and your words about the path, I can’t wait to read more from you!

      Take care!
      Ilona

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  4. Thank you dedicating the time to reading and going through my blog. I really appreciate it. It’s nice to learn about your passion and aspirations on your My Passion page. You sound like a radiant, humble, spirit and you have been following your heart throughout your life. You’re definitely on the right track on your journey and I felt like that I need to let you know through my genuine gratitude for your presence.

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