So, I began tonight with a fairly easy plan. I was going to upload one of my favorite jazz pieces from the 2011 Detroit Jazz festival, some fairly inspiring stuff, when suddenly I began to crave chocolate. Now I am not a chocoholic by any stretch of the imagination, and normally, I would just push aside this desire, but I’m living Big and I know how to drive, so I set out on a little excursion in my pj’s in pursuit of that which I could not resist.

It was grand to wear my Dad’s old coat to cover the pj’s and set off, a beautiful warmish early spring night in NJ,  the half mile to Acme to acquire what I knew would satisfy. These seemingly innocuous pursuits are new for me, a response to an inner voice that gives permission to act upon a fleeting fun need. How great to just do it, without explanation, affirming myself and gaining something sweet.

Life can be exactly like this Susan, I said to myself: Simple, rich, full of promise without hesitation. And I saw in this action a reflection of something bigger, a movement forward, a response to the heart, an uncoiling of the energy within me that is reaching toward a higher purpose, a greater sense of self.

Sometimes, life for me is encapsulated in the innocent gesture; the gentle exhale, a pat on the back from one of my yoga students at the end of class, a simple holding of hands. I reach out towards the Spirit of me that is beckoning me toward the fullest expression of myself. And tonight I found it in tiny tastes of sea salt infused chocolate: Such a Big, deep experience.

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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