Our World is Here. Where is Here? Everywhere!

Building Bridges! Breaking Down Walls! Internationally acclaimed author and artista Elaine Mercedes Mendoza shows how we are all part of connecting our world in this, our new 21st Century!

Prague, Czech Republic

by Elaine Mercedes Mendoza, AtlantaBread.com

Living in Prague for a month opened my senses in a way that street performers performing Bach brought me to tears.

What are the chances that two violinists would be playing one of my father’s favorite pieces on the streets of Prague? Life is a continuous series of endless synchronicity if we open ourselves up to the possibility that there is more in this universe than we understand.  I believe in that moment that my Father was with me in spirit.

After seeing the John Lennon Wall in Prague with messages of peace, music, and happiness, I was filled with hope that a peaceful planet isn’t only possible, but that it’s already here and there are glimpses of it all around us. The ability to live following your heart, making your own rules along the way, and living in peace is all about the power of intention. Peace and happiness is here right now.

Our self worth has nothing to do with what we do or how much we make.

Tomorrow, I am getting on a train to Venice just because I CAN. I don’t need a reason to follow my heart. It is an inspiring way to live when you fully savor each moment and experience life’s little nuances as minor inconveniences.

Internationally acclaimed Author Elaine Mercedes Mendoza at the John Lennon Wall in Prague

People have told me I must be very brave to travel alone. Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s an ability to transcend it and realize that the earth has got your back. As I type this, I can’t believe that tomorrow is the day that I experience Italy for the first time. It is a moment that I have imagined forever and it’s coming true. I will eat pizza and pasta with the locals and perhaps finish off hours later with gelato by the Piazza San Marco.

I left my apartment by the water and a six figure income in the USA to travel the world and live off of simple pleasures like a fresh cup of gourmet coffee freshly brewed by the local barista and the local cake recommended by my international brothers and sisters. Suddenly, I’m no longer living off of paychecks and false promises by employers that don’t appreciate me. I am no longer buying clothes with the latest name brands known by everyone as a form of self-validation.

I am living each second like a child noticing the world for the first time. Our world is rich in colors, music, flavors, and endless love between us if we only align ourselves with the belief that we have everything we need to be happy right now.

Oktoberfest Elaine Mercedes Mendoza

I don’t know where I am going after Venice but I know that I’m here. I am alive and I am no longer just surviving. I am at peace with life and I want others to experience life as I am. Let’s take care of this beautiful planet and remember we are all in this world together. For example, just yesterday I was in the Hacker tent at Oktoberfest in Germany and I realized this peaceful world is here, right around me.

I saw thousands of people drinking, singing, and eating at this festival filled with hope, peace, equality, and love. If an international festival can be created once a year that attracts people worldwide, this camaraderie can be permanent all over the world.

We may speak different languages, eat different foods, and have different customs, but we can all sit down together at a table and drink and eat together. I am blessed to experience different countries, but we can all bring this spirit of togetherness to our own table and in our own town.

Next time you sit around a meal with your friends and family, for a moment in time, take a second to appreciate the fact that people are doing this same exact thing all over the world. We may have many countries, languages, religions, and cultural differences but it’s all a part of “Our World.”

Let’s celebrate together. Salud! Prost! Nastravi! Cheers!


About Author:  Elaine Mercedes Mendoza is a writer, speaker, traveler and foodie who uplifts our world one word at a time. She is passionate about travel and shares her experiences on www.finallyelaine.com.  She is also an amazing professional singer.  You can also follow her along on Facebook.

All images taken by Elaine.

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3 Responses to "Our World is Here. Where is Here? Everywhere!"

  1. davor  March 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Nastravi! Pijte z mirou! Czechia is a beautiful country, and Prague of course the pearl. Paris of the Eastern Europe. Considering culture and diversity the Czechs are much in front of the most of Europe, both eastern and western, also to me they are the most advanced Slavic country without question, too bad they (are) have to be members of NATO as well. NATO membership means just pissing on your country’s flag, heritage and UN human rights charter, for being able to say you are conjoined with Neocon first-fighters as if it was some kind of civilizational achievement. But noone asked for example Czechs do they want alliances with people that nuked Fallujah for their conniving goals.

  2. Eduardo  March 31, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Isn’t life beautiful. Peace is right here and now and in each one of us.
    Tell that to a Syrian family which was just bombed to bits or an 6 year old refugee orphan who’ lost his kidney to the organ trade or closer to home to a 12 year old child beaten into drugs and prostitution.
    They are us too! Some of us do hear their cries, feel their pain,sorrow and rage.
    Some of us are the cause but most are deaf and blind to anything which may interrupt their fake daily life’s built on illusion.
    Parallel worlds do exist Mercedes and all of us joined in humanity can only hope that your “Everywhere” becomes our “Everywhere” and arrives before the last goodness in us human is extinguished and bred out by the “chosen ruler of war and chaos over mankind”.
    May peace be with you – even if your journey might end differently as you planed.

  3. US-First  March 31, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Look forward to your take on a Spring dawn in Paris as the lambent light of the early sun descends from upper street windows – city sounds still and suffused in the wound-down traffic; and having placed your order, sit consumed by that indescribable giddiness, light-headed joy of the wafting aroma and allure of fresh bread and coffee.

    Beats waiting in line at this Starbucks drive-through relying on a gravitational pull of the moon to move everyone along.

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