One of my favorite people on the planet left his body a couple weeks ago. He was really more of an angel than a person and someone I looked up to as a living example of what a spiritual life looks like. He wasn’t dogmatic or judgmental but had a deep acceptance and love for people and life. He created several books and meditation cds and many a one liner from his classes still sings inside me today.
His name was Anthony Strano. I was helping him create illustrations for a book he was working on. In one email, we finalized a plan for the paintings and the next day, I got a call that he had left the body and had a heart attack.
Do you know the last words someone whispered to him before he left? He was conducting a retreat and a lady who spoke another language was moved by his classes and wanted someone to translate a message to him for her. The message was, “You’re an angel.” Those were the last words he heard. I wanted to share with you a few of his creations and honor the beauty of his life.
Two wonderful classes to treat yourself to: “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities” and “Mindfulness & Heartfulness”….luv luv luv! I feel a big thank you for this soul’s presence in my life… as many do.
(my favorite meditation cd!)
both are available on Amazon…you may also be able to find on youtube.
His last article, “To Doodle or Google” on Huffington Post inspired this art journal creation. I truly believe the path of the inspiration is a yin and yang thing, knowing I need to be active in creating pure energy and cultivating the gifts of the soul daily but I also need to learn the art of doing nothing to allow the magic of the muses and divine inspiration to trickle in. It’s essential for true creativity. Anyhow, thank you for letting me share his life. I hope you enjoy his creations!