September 18th

Today is September 18, 2009; a day like any other were it not for its historical relevance in my life; it was 11 years ago today that I first let go of the controls and allowed the flow of my existence to guide me where it may; 11 years ago today I set off on a journey to find myself, to discover who I was without the structures I had used to define myself.

In 1998 I sold everything I owned, packed up my car and set off with a friend on an adventure across the country; for 6 weeks we drove somewhat aimlessly across the nation, sleeping in my car and staying with various folks along the way.

I hadn’t meant to return, but when I started running out of money I knew I couldn’t carry on, so I came home and restarted my life; the whole world seemed to change while I was gone, but what had really changed was the way I approached it; it was the birth of my awakening, a fundamental change in my consciousness which I’ve carried with me ever since.

On September 18, 2005 I defined myself as an artist  and held my first art show; it was the first time I’d ever stepped into the spotlight to let the world know who I am.

September 18, 2006 – Zendigity Productions officially comes into being…this was just filling out a little form with the town clerk, but it was a huge change in perspective.

September 18, 2007 – goes live, the world fails to notice; this, in turn prompts my brief excursion into the wonderful world of Brand marketing.

September 18, 2008 – Unemployed and watching the economy collapse like a house of cards, I begin designing the Modern American Zen Experience (MAZE), an attempt to help people learn how to cope with the sudden upheaval of the status quo.  The concept behind Zendigity’s Meditation Café is officially born.

This year isn’t one that’s meant for great leaps or bounds, rather, just a subtle appreciation for what I’ve accomplished over the years, a momentary pause to express my gratitude for what this journey has become, and a brief foreshadowing of all that is still to come.


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