My friend’s father recently passed away.
A few days after the funeral, my friend tried to get back to his routine when something very interesting happened.
He lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky. While together with his family, he looked outside to see a hot air balloon had landed on his property. Let me say that again…a hot air balloon landed on his property, if you can imagine such a thing. (See featured image.)
(As my friend explained, this gave him goosebumps because his father had a hobby of flying hot air balloons. One time he surprised his son and picked him up from school in a hot air balloon to take him home. How awesome is that?)
Turns out the balloon could not land at the usual spot because of strong winds which forced the balloon down…right on my friend’s property. NEVER before had this happened.
He was certain this was a sign from above…that his father was with him.
I told a person of faith this story…how the balloon landed right on my friend’s property, and she said, “OF COURSE IT DID!”
She didn’t question, didn’t ponder it, didn’t doubt it.
That is what Einstein meant by saying, “..either everything is a miracle or nothing is a miracle.”
Either this is the height of coincidence, or proof that their father was tipping his cap and saying “All is well…see you soon!”
One or the other. What will it be? You can’t choose both.
I am currently taking a birthing class with my wife in preparation for our first baby. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m LOVING it!
The teacher said that in moments of fear, your body sends out a hormone called catecholamine which awakens you (adrenaline) triggering a flight or flight state.
But in moments of relaxation, your body releases endorphins, which serve as natural painkillers that create a soothing, tranquil, even euphoric condition.
Here’s the thing: Your brain cannot create catecholamine (fear) and endorphins (relaxation) at the same time. It’s one or the other.
So it is with Belief.
As much as we like to think we can find a comfortable place where we partly trust the hot air balloon was Guided and partly believe it was mere coincidence, that puts us into neutral. A neutral state of mind is like living with your hand brake on.
For any of you who, like me, tend to caught somewhere between belief and doubt…
…Just for today, let’s release the hand brake, shift out of the fear response, and move beyond the doubt.
David “Yeah Dave” Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies. His debut book, Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment, reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! and discover more about his journey on www.yeahdave.com. Also, Dave will be launching a modern approach to meditation, called MeditateON, very soon, and teaming up with Happier to bring to you a Meditation Vacation.