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 hadnâ€™t meant to return, but when I started running out of money I knew I couldnâ€™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 Iâ€™ve carried with me ever since.
On September 18, 2005 I defined myself as an artist Â and held my first art show; it was the first time Iâ€™d ever stepped into the spotlight to let the world know who I am.
September 18, 2006 â€“ Zendigity Productions officially comes into beingâ€¦this was just filling out a little form with the town clerk, but it was a huge change in perspective.
September 18, 2007 â€“ Zendigity.com goes live, the world fails to notice; this, in turn prompts my brief excursion into the wonderful world of Brand marketing.
September 18, 2008 â€“ 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.Â The concept behind Zendigityâ€™s Meditation CafÃ© is officially born.
This year isnâ€™t one thatâ€™s meant for great leaps or bounds, rather, just a subtle appreciation for what Iâ€™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.