Yesterday, I was doing something simple - Walking during a work day to get a frozen yogurt. Suddenly, there was a moment when the universe opened up in a way, I’m quite sure I haven’t experienced before. It happened in a instant, unexpected, in what can only be described as pure bliss. It was a sliver of perfection and joy that flowed into and out from, my entire being; radiating from my heart.
I was hurriedly walking back to my office, eating my yogurt, when my pace suddenly slowed way down. The warmth of the sun flooded me, the taste of the yogurt exploded through my senses, and I stopped walking. It was as though I was the only person in the world. Cars passed and people walked by, but in that moment, there was only me, being caressed and blanketed by the warmth of the sun and the street exploding with color. Sounds quieted - and I simply stopped.
It was a flash - a portal, and in that brief second, I looked up toward the sky and in my head, I heard, “On my dying day, I will remember the cold, sweet, taste of this yogurt, the warmth of the sun on my skin, and the sense of aliveness that I feel right now. Thank you.” Minutes after the epiphany, I literally took my first steps, back into the world.