I want to share this with you because I hope you will understand. Last night I saw someone I knew in Whole Foods. I have only talked with her a few times, but we are friends on facebook. We have not interacted much. She is also likely one of the most beautiful young ladies I have ever met. She told me she was there because she read my recent article on my diet and was looking for ways to incorporate aspects of my diet.
What are the odds that I saw her there, let alone because of something I wrote. Let’s step back further to who I used to be and to who I am today. I will only say that I am in awe that I am connecting with people in a way I never thought possible.
I didn’t plan to go to Whole Foods because I was going to an event. What is weird is that I felt a sense I shouldn’t go, but I forced myself to go anyhow. As I am pulling out onto the street, speeding of course, I get pulled over by the police.
I was a little nervous because the last time I dealt with the police, I went to jail for unpaid traffic tickets. That particular ordeal is where I learned to make an adventure out of where life carries me and learned it’s best to surrender to wherever the universe takes me.
During his routine, he started to ask me what I did for work, and I told him about the Recovery Squared work I am doing as an author, speaker, and coach and my job is to create, relate and inspire. He became intrigued, so I shared a little more about my story of transformation.
After we connected and talked a little, I told him about an article I am writing about my last dealings with the police and getting arrested. I asked him if he would do a photoshoot with me because I needed images for the article. Since he lives near me, he agreed and seemed excited to help me carry my message. I was able to make a spiritual connection during a traffic stop. How often does that happen?
He sent me on my way without a ticket. Since I was too late for the event, I decided to run over to Whole Foods to get my lunch for the following day. Right as I walk in I run into that beautiful young lady, and we talk for thirty minutes in the aisle of Whole Foods.
The last time we talked for like an hour after yoga class, and we had a very deep and meaningful conversation. We had a neat connection at that moment. Then it vanished until we met again at Whole Foods.
The reason I tell this story is because it seems every time I walk out the door and I am present, things flow, and connections like this happen. I have connected with a spiritual energy that directs me. I don’t always know why I run into these people. I don’t know if I need them, or they need me, but I know we need each other.
I can try and scheme in my head that the police officer stopped me because I need to learn to slow down or beat myself up for getting pulled over. I can fantasize about talking with this beautiful young lady again or running off and falling in love. There are all sorts of things I can dream up in my head.
Can you ever relate to trying to figure out why something happened or what will happen because of some recent event? Our mind is often trying to figure things out and put these elaborate movies in our head. This can be good for practical purposes, but not at the cost of living outside the moment or distorting our reality.
I do not judge or set expectations on the events as they unfold. I do not need to figure out why these connections took place because this type of thinking brings us out of the present.
I try to remain in gratitude for having these connections with people. I do not know if these connections will continue outside those few moments or something more. I avoid setting any expectation on them and try not to analyze them.
The more we think we know, about where we think we need to be, the more we detract ourselves from our primary purpose in life. I question you to ask yourself if you are living your primary purpose? Today I have the mindset that I could end up in jail, the hospital or even dead, but no matter what happens I will live in gratitude and that God wants me connecting wherever I go and to carry my message. The book A Man’s Search for Meaning is a great illustration of how I try to live my life.
I try to live this adventure each moment, even when I might be somewhere horrible. I don’t get it right every day. When I do, the days can are traced with a feeling of infinite bliss. I flow with the connectedness of the universe. I know that although I do not know who will be in my life tomorrow, I know it will be someone, and we will help each other.
Thank you to the police officer and that beautiful young lady for inspiring me to write this article. I needed both of them to create this article. I wonder what I will happen next and what will be created from it tomorrow.
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