We had the good fortune of connecting with Danny Arroyo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danny, what makes you happy? Why?
For me, happiness begins the moment I wake up on my very comfortable bed, see the sunlight outside my window shining through, fill my lungs with a deep breath, and live in gratitude that I am alive. Happiness is all about living in gratitude. From the smallest things in your life that most of us take for granted, to those big things we work towards, visualize, and have manifest in our lives.
When one takes into account all the many things one has that can be appreciated such as having food in the fridge, clean water to drink, family and friends to call or visit, a warm cup of tea or coffee, or knowing your smile and hello made someone’s day, it then makes it difficult to have that one thing that maybe did not go your way cancel out all the endless good in your life.
Meditation and gratitude is the key to happiness and makes my life journey a fun experience whether it’s a road I am familiar with, or a brand new one with new experiences to come.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love my creative / artistic career, and the journey I’ve been on with it’s many pitfalls and success. I’ve learned a lot about the business and about myself. I enjoy being in different states or countries to film, or even being close to home, and collaborating with like minded, talented individuals who are into doing great work, and laughing when the cameras are not rolling. I’ve learned to enjoy the times that I am not working on set and living my life. Reading. Working out. Meditating. Writing scripts. Trying to get my own projects off the ground until I am called back to work. Never be a person who waits by the phone hoping someone calls with an offer or opportunity. Be busy staying creative until a call comes in. The opportunities are many and are all out there.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Assuming that Covid is more under control and safe to go outside in public, I’d take them on some hiking trails to see the amazing California views and be in nature. Trips to the beach for some sun and swimming. Movie theaters to see some classic films that hopefully are playing that needs to be experienced on the big screen rather than on TV. If I happen to be on set filming, invite them to see how films are made. Definitely let them see some of the star names on the Walk of Fame, and the hand prints at the Mann Chinese Theater. There are plenty of great restaurants to visit, and hopefully have them glimpse a celebrity or two enjoying a meal and hanging out. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Besides my parents, George & Miriam Arroyo, as wonderful role models on my life journey, the ones who helped me on my meditation / gratitude journey are inspirational people I have never met, but listen to daily such as Dr. Joe Dispenza, Abraham Hicks, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Bryan Weiss, Tony Robbins, Ed Mylett, and Neale Donald Walsch. Thank you for your vision and bringing me along.