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How a Simple Moment Can Open Up Your Life Path
Never underestimate the power of a single moment or how it can change your life. When it visits, it can come unexpectedly and un-summoned, surprising us out of a grey monotone world into a realm of technicolor that we never could have imagined.
My moment occurred when I was 19 years old and had just left from visiting a teacher's home. There was nothing extraordinary about the visit, but as I left that place I felt suddenly surrounding by a feeling of well-being and heightened awareness. The cool, damp breeze caressing my arm, the blue sky studded with white clouds, and the cherry blossoms drifting to the ground created a feeling of perfect tranquility that I had never remembered feeling up to that point in my life.
And in that moment of ultimate well-being, I wondered, "Why don't I feel this way all the time?"
It was an important question. The last several years had been rocked by family illness and some of the most painful experiences of my young life. Yet, despite all the turmoil I had been through, on this beautiful Spring day something shifted profoundly for me.
Although I knew that ups and downs, along with the occasional tidal wave were a natural part of life, it seemed to me that there must be a way to flow with those changes rather than fighting or drowning in them. What if those painful experiences were actually opportunities to more fully embrace life and to help us along our path?
Most importantly, how could I feel this aliveness and well-being more often?
In that one moment of mindfulness something took root that has directed my entire life. It brought up the question of how we choose to live life and deal with grief, loss, and change.
Since that time I have studied many spiritual, energetic, and philosophical traditions, mind-body movement therapies such as yoga and qigong, taught classes on healing modalities and mind-body wellness, and went through massage school and eight years of grad school including Counseling Psychology and Oriental Medicine. Now finally, more than two decades later, I feel ready to bring the fruit of all that labor into the world in a more deeply meaningful way.