At least once a week I have a new yoga student who comes to me and says something close to, “Well, don’t expect too much from me, I’m completely inflexible.” I smile, and always say the same thing: “You are here, and you are perfect exactly the way you are.” I swear to God, that is exactly what I say.

And I mean it. Believe me, it’s a totally hard fought statement, one that I learned in the mire of my own muckety muck thinking, and I’m completely and totally overwhelmed by it and grateful for it.

It’s a day to day thing my version of perfection. It’s encompassed in the moment, upheld by the subtle and gentle encounters that influence my day; those loving nudges toward more grace-filled living, that open me up to the fullest expression of myself.

A few that revealed themselves today:

  • Abigail saw the light while outlining her persuasive essay.
  • G made dinner for two on his own, pork tenderloin with brown rice and scrambled eggs, and served it to me in a bowl with a spoon.
  • Barb tells me she’s inspired.
  • Where once I saw an uphill climb, I now envision infinite possibility.
  • Sasha went to a hookah bar.

I rest easier now than I ever did before. I’m more grateful, wide-open, accepting, willing to rest in my own not knowing…..trusting in the goodness of my heart. When I encounter my own inflexibility I don’t dance with it anymore. Honestly, I pick a new partner, circumstance, place or way of thinking, that frees my soul and literally unyokes me from the potential constriction of my own negative thinking, inviting me to whirl around the dance floor, renewed, energized and in love.

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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