Yes. It’s that simple.
I tell my husband I love him with a “Zoot.” (and sometimes with a song and dance in the morning - but that’s for another story :))
It all started when I watched this Ted Talk by Amanda Gore a long time ago.
Definition of Zoot
Amanda Gore defines “Zoot-Zoot-Zoot” as "I’m sending my love to you”.
Zoot! Zoot! Zoot!
You might have spotted me “zooting” silently to my hubs, teeny 3 taps to his heart and even to his big toe, anywhere within easy reach.
It’s our secret language, which is NOT a secret anymore, because now YOU know it.
When I think back, the reason why I fell in love with this video was because it gave me access to show my love to my sisters.
Truthfully, in the Kassim family, we don’t really express our love or emotions. We were brought up not having conversations around love. I mean we didn’t have conversations, PERIOD. I would hesitate to hug my sisters or say I love you to them, because we just don’t do that.
It was so easy to say the words “I love you” to T, but why is it so hard to say it to my own flesh and blood?
I know there is love but if it’s not spoken or shown or how would they know I love them?
And how would I know they love me?
So I shared the video it with them as I want to create change. It was also a turning point for me because in my own way, in disrupting the drift and getting them onboard has changed us!
A couple of weeks ago, I overheard my elder sister saying “Zoots” to her 16 year old son, which triggered my memory and inspired this post.
It was really heartwarming to hear that exchange.
Amanda Gore said in the video, “ When we send love to other people we not only boost our immune system but also theirs.
In addition, it also spreads love to every one around them too.
The Aww moment.
Now it’s your turn to receive the LOVE and to GIVE IT BACK!
Why you should Zoot
Benefits of Zoot:
Boost both parties (receiving and sending) immune system
Calms the angry the hostile heart
Manifestation of Love
Great for beginners of the words “I love you” (You have to get them to watch the video)
Who is it for
It’s not for you if you’re not willing to drop what you know.
It’s for you if you have difficulty saying I love you to your loved ones for whatever reasons.
It’s for you if you’re a yes to try something on newly.
It’s for you if you want to create change in your life.
How it works
The act of Zooting starts with one hand in a zoot mudra or the 5 fingertips touching together
Choose a receipient of your Love
Lightly touch your heart with your zoot mudra and “punch" it in the air, towards their chest, above their heart.
At the same time, say the words "zoot zoot zoot zoot” with every “punch".
They will be confused. You don’t have to say anything and If they are curious - just say you’re sending your love to them. If they are ready and willing, send them this post or just the video.
Simply. Just. Keep. Trying.
Who knows? You might just change someone’s life.
Would love to know how you go. Today, Tomorrow or in 6 months time! Bookmark this post!
Practice and all is coming!
If you’ve been Zooting, share your story below on how it changed your life.