What a paradox that title is!!!!
In some views, I’m definitely a New Age Girl. In a way. If one were to pigeon-hole me, that’s the hole one would put me in. I’ve said a LOT of that stuff in the video.
And yet, I don’t generally label myself anymore. About much of anything. That feels better. (Do New Age Girls say that, too? They might!)
I just saw an ad a minute ago at the beginning of a video that drew me in. I realized early on it was for Mormonism. Even though I’m not really into religion in that way, I couldn’t help but watch. This guy was really inspiring. (No, I’m not becoming a Mormon.) A guy named Nnamdi Okonkwo. I was really inspired by this short ad from a Mormon dude. He’s a sculptor.
I think maybe he’s a famous basketball player. At one point in his story, he said, “and the rest is history” related to basketball. I don’t know that history. That makes me laugh a little.
The point, to me, was how similar my views were to the those of this guy from Nigeria, a professional athlete (?) and artist, who is so strong in his religion he makes a video of it.
I am not encouraging Mormonism. I like to say that God is too big for any one religion. But there is truth in everything.
Here is what I take from this experience: we are all coming together. The lines that separate are blurring more and more. We are all one.
Here is my favorite part of what Nnamdi had to say. This is how I feel about what I do, too.
“I realize it is the human soul that I am in love with. The joy of humanity that I am in love with. And these forms become sort of like the house, an edifice, that houses this noble, majestic spirit of man or woman. I don’t know how I do it, I just do it. This is the best, doing something that I love to do. Something that comes from my heart.” -Nnamdi Okonkwo