Last week I had the absolute pleasure of going to see one of my sheroes speak live and in person. On Thursday night I went to The Standard on Miami Beach for Gabrielle Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles Book Launch Event.
If you’ve been following the blog for a while then you know I am a huge fan of Gabrielle Bernstein and her work. I have been following her for a little over a year and can testify that what she teaches about spirituality, positive psychology and meditation actually works!
I use her tools, techniques and teachings on a daily basis and have truly seen miracles occur – from managing my day job and having abundance to this blog becoming a major vessel for an empowering message. And, if you saw my Kick Ass Books for an Awesome 2013 video then you know that her teachings helped me have the easiest breakup recovery ever.
It is her work that helped me not only witness, but stop playing crappy records in my head. I now notice when I have thoughts like “My job blows”, “I’ll never make enough money”, “My ex is an asshole”, “I suck” etc. etc. Now instead of getting caught up in them I disengage and choose to see love instead. This kind of perception has literally created a better outward experience and has certainly helped me better deal with life’s occasional obstacles.
Gabrielle Bernstein has taught me and countless others how to live in an empowered love filled way. Following her work has literally changed my life for the better and I am constantly sharing these tools with you all because I whole heartedly believe in their power. (By constantly I really do mean constantly. You can read about my journey following Gabby here, here and here.)
So as you can imagine I was pretty excited to see one of her lectures live instead of on Vimeo. And I was certainly completely ECSTATIC when I got to meet her!
Seriously, dream come true! It’s moments like this that make me realize how grateful for everything. If it wasn’t for writing this blog that constantly forces me to look inward, take care of my side of the street and most importantly serve others, I may have never stumbled upon this incredible teacher. And I certainly wouldn’t have had the balls to hand her a business card (Yes, I did do that. Make that two best selling authors I’ve slipped my business card to!)
You know what else makes me feel grateful? This beautiful setting on the water. I am so blessed to live in such an incredible city!
I know a lot of you already follow Gabrielle Bernstein, but for those of you who don’t here is a rundown of some of my favorite lessons:
Forgiveness is the bedrock of a happy life.
Relationships are assignments.
Gratitude is the only attitude.
Focus on the content instead of the frame.
Treat your romantic relationships as more brotherly and treat your friendships as more romantic (Good one!)
The Universe has your back.
Win an Autographed Copy of May Cause Miracles!
Since I purchased a VIP ticket for the event I got an EXTRA copy of Gabby’s latest book, May Cause Miracles. And guess what? I got her to autograph it for you! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below (you may need to click refresh) to enter! I can’t wait to share this amazing guidebook with one of you lucky readers!