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For Your Next Rainy Spring Day....Gain Some Inspiration

       For a long time now, I have cleaned around an old receipt sitting on top of our microwave at home.  It was folded and placed under a gifted piece of pottery holding change and small lotion bottles and other random things.  I would look at the words, "path of freedom" and "mindfulness and meditation" and give those touching words a quick thought and let it pass just the same. What were these words even related to?  A book? That's what I assumed. I had a hard time recalling what conversation was connected to it.  Now, that's some mindfulness for ya   I could tell it was a recommendation from someone at work most likely.  The receipt came from "D's Six Pax and Dogz." The date is from October 2016. That's a long time to keep moving around a receipt. But the words seemed meaningful enough I suppose. Did a client tell me to write down these words?  Or maybe even Carrie McCann, our recently retired assistant manager? She did work outside of the center dealing with mindfulness and meditation with children. I knew that. 

        Finally, on a lazy afternoon, while Kendra was at a friend’s house and Matt and Theo watched a movie, I was wiping down the kitchen counters and got to the top of the microwave and came across the receipt again.  I gave myself that moment to type in the quoted words into a google search online.  There it was, "Path Of Freedom" from Go Project Films, just 9 minutes and 41 seconds long.  It truly captured me.  It starts with a woman talking about "a tough guy world" and talking about running a prison in Rhode Island. Images of prisoners fill the screen.  And then the viewer looks prisoners in the eyes and hear about why they are in prison and how long they will be spending time there. Their voices are not brash. These men are soft spoken individuals. They speak with good-intention. To follow, is a man named Fleet Maull who spent time behind bars as well but is free now, who relied on meditation and mindfulness to get him through his years as a prisoner. The video continues to teach the viewer about a program that Fleet Maull brings to prisons all over to guide prisoners through meditation to find peace within themselves and to teach these men how to re-enter the world outside of jail in a calm and productive manner.   As I watched this video, I felt so moved.  It was inspirational and positive and felt reassuring in a world that can sometimes not feel so much as that.

         So with this positive vibe that held onto me so tightly, I researched a little further.  Go Project Films is "the film production arm of the Global Oneness Project, an online multi-media educational platform."  "Daily Acts" on Vimeo is run through Go Projects Films and shows shorter films that boasts acts of kindness and shares good energy and good deeds for others.  These short films are really worth the watch. On your next rainy and cozy spring day indoors, grab a blanket and give yourself the time to veg out on these beautiful videos on spreading good energy to others in the world.  I can't believe it took me so long to find out what "path of freedom" meant.  What a good suggestion from whoever I can't remember. Thanks for that....to the unknown.  

http://www.goprojectfilms.com/

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