Today, I’d like to introduce a special guest, Avocado!
I first met Avocado this past December when my fiancé Richard, my mom and my sister Marie traveled to Singapore for a cruise.
While we were there, we stopped at a mall. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas-shopping crowds, I spotted Avocado! Immediately, I fell in love.
Why is Avocado here as a guest today?
Well, last week, my dear friend and colleague, Shawn Shepheard, and I were leading a Zoom conversation for an organization on the topic of Building Resilience.
One of the questions we asked was:
What are some things that you do to help alleviate any stress or anxiety, or help to bring you into the present moment?
One of the participants shared that he would touch something, like a door frame, and that feeling of touch allowed him to get out of his head and out of his thoughts.
The physical sensation of touch brought him to the present moment.
As I listened to him, I wondered if I had something in my own life that I touch and brings me to the present moment.
But not only that, I also wanted to invite and feel a sense of joy or connection.
Immediately, I thought of my dear friend, Avocado!
Whenever I’m feeling stressed out (or even when I’m not), I feel great whenever I touch Avocado and give Avocado a big squeeze and a hug.
And so, my question to you today is, what is your Avocado?
What is one thing that you can do that helps to bring you in the present moment, to feel connected, and to feel joyful?
It could be a stuffed animal or fruit like Avocado here. (Yes, I had to google and confirm that Avocado is actually a fruit and not a vegetable.)
Or it could be prayer beads or a rosary that you use for spiritual practices.
It could be listening to a song that you just love that brings you up and touches your soul.
Or it could be having a picture or a memento close by, reminding you either of a loved one or of a place that you’ve traveled that brings back wonderful memories.
Another one of the virtual workshop participants shared that every day, he changes out his Zoom virtual background with photos that he took from his travels all over the world.
Those photos bring back for him the joy of his adventures. And his colleagues feel uplifted when he shares what those pictures mean to him.
So, for you, what is that one thing that could help bring you into the present moment, and also allow you to feel connected to the truth and joy of who you are?
Whatever that is, I encourage you to have that around you.
Let that be in your environment, so that at any moment of the day, you can turn to it and feel that connection that is always available to you, whenever you need it.
Let’s thank Avocado for making a special guest appearance in today’s article. Thank you, Avocado!
And if Avocado gets enough love and encouragement, maybe he’ll make another appearance soon!
Until then, Abundant Blessings and Namaste.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about today's article. Please feel free to leave a comment below.
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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