The cutie to my left is my dear friend David Romanelli. I met David several years ago on a dream trip to Mexico. My precious husband gave me the trip for our 10th anniversary and it involved traveling to Oaxaca to study cooking with a world famous chocolatier and also to study yoga with a celebrity yogi who happened to be the aforementioned David.
I wasn't planning on writing about David today, but he has a hilarious website and blog in which he usually reflects on something spiritual. AND HE HAS A BOOK COMING OUT MARCH 10th with RANDOM HOUSE!!! Ahem... Sorry I got a little excited because I love his book. So yesterday he asked me to preview a post, and it moved me so much I wanted to share it. Actually it was a quote that I loved - and here it is:
The poet Patrick Overton wrote, "When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught to fly."
So often I feel like I am afraid. Afraid to fail. Or afraid that I've done something wrong. Sometimes I feel uncertain. Am I on the right path? Should I have said that? Or maybe a door closes. Like I get a rejection letter from someone I was interested in, or something doesn't work out like I planned. David's quote made me realize that these things don't matter. I'm a believer in God, aren't I? Damn right I am! And God has a grander plan than my short sighted eyes can see. He is closing the doors I'm walking towards because he wants me to go through other doors. And if there is a scary cliff on the other side of the door, he will catch me when I fall. In fact, he might be pushing me off the side of the cliff because he knows that I can fly. I just don't know it yet.
Aaahhh David. Thanks once again!
P.S. David's fantastic new book teaches you to really learn to live in the moment. Something that we all need to learn how to do, right? Pre-order your copy here.You won't regret it!