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!