This is a shout out to those bright lights, those friends or strangers, the angels in our lives that show up when we least expect it.  You are lovely and your love and energy are not wasted on us. They are infectious.  

Thank you.  Thank you for the reminder.  I feel so grateful to have caught a glimpse of you.

Keep on at it angels!  

-Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger


TZB Project 365 (Day 46) – Tenacity

Three days ago I had to cancel my very first scheduled Zenful Dance Meetup because I didn’t have enough attendees to cover my cost for the teacher and the rental cost for the room. The Husband (who promotes concerts for a living) suggested I partner up with someone in the meditation/yoga world who already has a large following and understands how to target the market. Upon hearing this suggestion, I agreed and put it out “there” into the ol’ Universe.

Yesterday as I was walking upstairs out of the Subway, who do I see standing directly in front of me, alone on his cell phone, but only one of the biggest names in meditation in the modern world! My my, does the Universe work quick or what?!! Sure enough, there he was, standing directly in front of me just outside of his limousine. Our eyes connected but I continued to walk towards my original destination because he was on the phone and I didn’t want to interrupt his call.

I was walking away from him, I turned around to wave (with my hands in gassho or prayer) and he waved with one hand back to me but of course I kept on walking because he was on the phone!

As I turned the corner and lost him from view, I started to become deeply disappointed in myself for not staying and waiting for him to finish his call so I could speak with him. Feeling torn, I continued towards my destination and started to sob. Thoughts like “What is wrong with me? I know better than to walk away from asking for what I want! I’m supposed to take action!” and “With all the great sales techniques I practice everyday, why would I choose to throw it all away in the moment when it is most important??” but excused myself with “He’s on the phone! It’s rude to hang around and wait!”. I cried and cried and cried for about an hour.

Thank goodness for my good friend Lisa who consoled me and said that if I really wanted to get in touch with him, I would do it, no matter what it would take. And at dinner, my good friend Christina mentioned she knows someone who knows him and could reach out. Thank GOODNESS for my friends!

So today I went to his website and emailed him. I told him who I was and that we saw each other yesterday but explained I did not want to interrupt his call. I told him about Zenful Dance and that I have a dream of bringing it to people on a global scale. I put it out “there” again.

And now, I hope to hear from him but in the meantime, I’ll keep doing what I always do:

Keep on keepin’ on,

Leah Joy, The Zenful Blogger

TZB Project 365 (Day 43) – Some Words For You

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there… to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but when you lock eyes with them, you know that they will affect your life in some profound way. And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize your potential, strength, will power or heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you experience can create who you are, and the back experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things. Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights hight. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you. Create your own life and then go out and live it.

These are not my words but they are great words and I thought to share them with you tonight.

Peace and love,

The Zenful Blogger