Spread the Love Y’all

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I’ve got Jason Mraz’ s “Everything is Sound” running in the background to go with my freshly brewed filter coffee, and he’s the inspiration for my post today 🙂

While I was putting together this post, I realised how grateful I really am for the many things that are there in my life. It’s true that my parents weren’t necessarily around to love and protect me the way that I would have liked them too. It’s true that I have a string of broken relationships behind me, and many a mistake that I wish I could go back and change. It’s also true that many years of my life were lost in a downward spiral of clinical depression,where I was lost to myself, and lost to others too.

I know that some of the scars are lodged in deep and need to heal a little bit more. But you know what?! :-). I CHOOSE not to dwell in in what could have been and what might have been. I have CHOSEN to be free and be happy with my space, and for me that has been the difference between falling apart and healing myself; and getting my life back together again.

I am grateful for all the life’s lessons that I have received. I am appreciative of all the love that I am able to give and receive. And I love my life for all the beautiful things and special people that are already there now and in it. I am also constantly reminded of my purpose in life which is to spread as much of the happiness and sunshine around through the work that I have chosen to do.

Spread the Love Y’all. There’s plenty to go around twice over, and then some.

God Bless!

©  Jason Mraz, Irene Lopez  and An Urban Mystic’s Blog, 2013

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15 responses »

  1. Inspiring post Irene. Beautiful lyrics too! “You don’t need a vacation when there’s nothing to escape from”. Face your demons and life becomes a vacation, doesn’t it 🙂

  2. I just LOVE what you are putting out to the world! I’m going to grab me some of your humor and positivity. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for wonderful song and inspiring post.

    In the lyrics of the song he says “You don’t need a vacation if there’s nothing to escape from.” At first this idea seems wrong and strange, especially in this culture and on a Memorial Day weekend. But I’ve encountered this idea before and it really struck home.

    People enjoy their food,
    take pleasure in being with their families,
    spend weekends working in their gardens,
    delight in the doings of the neighborhood.
    And even though the next country is so close
    that people can hear its roosters crowing and its dogs barking,
    they are content to die of old age
    without ever having gone to see it.

    Tao Te Ching, ch. 80 (trans. Stephen Mitchell)

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