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.
© Jason Mraz, Irene Lopez and An Urban Mystic’s Blog, 2013
Spirituality seems a concept so far removed from every day life that a lot of us wonder how we could even begin to reconcile the two. In between the dramas,noises and confusions of everyday existence, some quiet time to reflect on who and where we are on our personal path to greatness, seems so difficult to achieve. We think it’s something for which we need to make time for, or something that we could hope to catch a glimpse off on a yoga retreat in some far away land. Others believe, wrongly unfortunately, that it’s something so outright boring and dull, they wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near it.
On a surface level, we search for money, status, power and all the things we think we need to progress in the real world. But deep inside each one of us, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, we yearn for a deeper connection to the divine, that something greater outside of us. The siren call to the place we call our original home.
An Urban Mystic’s Blog was designed out of a mini-sized dream to make spirituality more accessible and relevant to the people who live in the real world and face real problems and undergo real situations. Not all of us can afford to go to the mountains and renounce the world in the hope of achieving enlightenment, but that doesn’t mean we cannot find our divinity where we are, in the here and the now. Most of the concepts that are featured within these pages have been broken down into small chewable bite sized portions , easy to read , easy to understand and most importantly easy to apply.
For the some of you who stumbled upon this website, one fey magical day, it will be the start of a wonderful journey. And for the others, it will be a pit-stop on the way to even greater things. Whatever it is, I do hope you find what you’re looking for.
May God bless you with endless love, light and happiness. And I hope you know, dear sweet child of God, you are more loved that you could possibly know.