Trisha’s Story

Hi, my name is Trisha, one of the authors/creators of Simply Om. First of all, I’d like to thank you for being here and taking the time to read this, it is very much appreciated.

Getting to this place in my life has been a journey of ups and downs, as it is for all people.  I truly believe that everything that happens in life happens for a reason, it is part of the greater plan.  My mother has always said that no one is given more than they can handle and she is absolutely right about that.

About two years ago, I was gifted a book that literally changed my life called, Change Your Thoughts-Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.  I began reading the book, one verse a day and I can only say that it really did change my life.  I began thinking differently, reacting differently and basically living differently.  It’s safe to say that I was, to begin with, a bit of a Type A personality: I was a perfectionist, I planned every aspect of every day, I was impatient, I had a short-fuse and I was a control-freak.  Living by the seat of my pants was not something that I did, ever.  If things didn’t go exactly as planned, I was sent into a panic.  Essentially, I was very tightly wound, really not a very fun girl to be or to be around.  During the course of reading the book however, I began to understand that no matter how much planning went into one’s life, life was going to unfold and it would unfold as it is supposed to, whether it is planned to the  nth degree or not.   I started to let go little by little and to my surprise not only did things not fall apart, life began to seem sweet, as it should be.

In addition to my studying the Tao, I began meditating.  At first, that was not an easy task, in fact I wasn’t sure I would be able to do it.  I think most people would agree that the thought of “turning off” your thoughts sounds monumental, impossible even.  And I will be honest with you, at the beginning it was difficult.  I would find myself constantly thinking about this, that and the other but I would follow the guidance to gently bring my thoughts back to the gap.  My favorite meditation is the oh-so-simple So Hum meditation.  Just simply focusing on breathing is enough for me.  To be quite honest, without meditation, I just don’t feel centered and my day feels off-kilter for the rest of it.  On top of that, it has spurred my creative juices, which is a plus!

Now, on to the birth of this blog…

A little while ago, while reading another of Dr. Dyer’s  books, I came across a chapter discussing one’s passion.  I had read it before but on this particular day it struck a chord with me and really got me thinking.  Later that day, I visited my sister, Carolyn (the other author/creator of this blog) and we began discussing what I had read and out of that visit and discussion we came up with the idea to start this blog.  We have spent the time since then coming up with ideas of what we wanted this to be about, how it should look and what it should focus on.  I hope that what we’ve come up with and what we will bring to this blog will be positive and uplifting and that we make it something that you come back to.



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