DAY 55: STRENGTH!

So, I think by now it is probably pretty obvious that I go out on Friday night. And for the last four weeks in a row, I’ve stayed out long enough to shut down the bar with my friend Mark, (only 2 glasses of good red wine), and then return home to write the blog. I’m already into tomorrow and I haven’t really had a good chance to assess yesterday!

I’m thinking a lot about strength in a variety of different ways tonight. The first revolves around strength of character. I’ve borne witness to a fair amount of it today. From the first yoga class to the last. I have been approached by students who wanted to chat about the rut they were in, how they hoped to emerge, and what they believed yoga might be able to do for them during this transition. The question impressed, and it started me riffing on the idea of areas I felt in my life  that I had the strength to change myself.

Here are the top 10 so far:

  1. I’m more honest about me and the person that I am and aspire to be.
  2. I feel love more fully, I’m living from the heart.
  3. I know where not to venture!
  4. Food. I eat differently.
  5. Getting rattled is not an easy default position.
  6. I ask for help.
  7. I express my love more openly, living from a compassionate empathetic heart.
  8. It’s no longer about ego, ever.
  9. I’m no longer afraid.
  10. I’m out of the driver’s seat.

It’s not been as hard as I thought it would be to open myself up in blog form. At the beginning of the year, I believed that living Big was going to largely be about making daily choices that took me outside of myself. I have been surprised at how much interior work has emanated from this process so far. I’m grateful for the growth and change and I’m looking forward to bearing witness to what happens next.

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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