Thursday, April 28, 2016

Letting go and letting God

I assume we've all heard that before - Let go and let God.

It works, whether you believe in a God or not, it works.
Fear is what creates doubt, uncertainty, misunderstanding, and failure.
Unfortunately, I see it all around me all the time.
I am no stranger to fear myself, I am not perfect, but I have a program and prayer
and it all slowly goes away.
I forget that most people do not have a program or maybe not have a deep enough belief in
the Universe spiritually that everything will be alright, it all works out, always.
Time is in the imagination, we are only here for a brief moment and this time is gone.
The past is forever in memory and the future is never promised,
we only have right here, right now....and why waste that on fear and misunderstanding?
It is always best to let it go, whatever it is that is eating at us and plaguing us.
We should try to be happy and peaceful as much as possible.
If you drew your last breathe in the next moment......would you want your last thought to be
fear and resentment?  Even if it doesn't really matter, wouldn't you choose to go out on a high note?
Fear, resentment, anger, frustration, all poison our bodies and create sickness and ill health.
Positive energy and thoughts, love and forgiveness, tolerance and understanding
create peace and serenity which brings about health and harmony in the body.
It is amazing to me that people will spend so much time and energy and concern over the food they consume and very little thought or care of what they put into their minds.
If you believe in anything, you believe in some kind of power greater than yourself.
That power has it's own will. The will of the universe, the multiverse, the will of everything.
When we accept we are "a part" of this will, we can align with it and forge forward in abundance.
When we believe that we are "apart", we hit the wall. We go against the grain and try and work our way up stream, never getting anywhere.  Belief that there is a will greater than our own gives the strength to let go and let God.  We can only do so much, after that, it's not up to us anymore.
Again, time will elude to pass us by and it will all move forward.......why worry?
It's going to work out whether we like it or not.

Today I try my best to not live in fear, to recognize my thought process and correct it when it
is off track. I have tolerance for those around me and understand that they are sick people as well,
and they may not have a program to help them with their sickness.
The will of God is good and is most certainly the easier, softer way.

Peace, Love, Zito

Monday, April 4, 2016

Sincere Gratitude

Yesterday I experienced sincere gratitude.
I took part in a wonderful community event that involved recovery.
People came together to fight for drug addicts and help bring awareness to a town
that is suffering an epidemic. This program brought in speakers, State Representatives and families
to share their stories, hope and strength.  I was honored to take part in this event.
I was able to share my own personal story or drug addiction along with playing some of my
songs of recovery. After a nice dinner, my band played for the community in celebration.
It was a wonderful day and it made me feel so good to be giving back after all of those years of taking.  We're always told that it feels good to give it away, to help and to do service work, but I don't think we ever quite get it until we do the action. The people were very gracious and thanked me for my time, but I thanked them in return.  It's something I learned a long time ago in recovery.....
You can't keep it if you don't give it away.
It would be great to think that even one person might have heard something I said yesterday and it would maybe help them, but chances are they did not. The most important thing is that I heard what I had to say and it reminds me of who I am, I am an addict.  When I help others, I am truly helping myself.  It is a selfish program for selfish people and it works if you work it.
The more I give, the more I receive.
Music brings people together and I think that is so important to me.
I have music in my life that I love so much, that is such a part of who I am.
I have very special memories and life events and there are songs and music that are the
soundtrack to those special moments, we all do......
But to have my own music be that soundtrack to others lives, for people to tell me that this is
their favorite song or how it changed their life, it is incredibly humbling.
I am very, very thankful today to be in recovery and to have an amazing wife and family.
I can't believe that I get to play music for a living and hopefully bring happiness to others.
It is a dream come true and I am eternally grateful.