DAY 65: THE OUTHOUSE AND OTHER THINGS: CHANGING PERSPECTIVE!

“There is in all things, a visible wholeness.”

(Thomas Merton)

So I got lucky today and I had a free hour and a bit to walk my favorite place, Jockey Hollow. I’ve blogged about it before, place of the great Tempe Wick: Post 61. This time though, I arrived a little later than I’d hoped and I had to come in the back way and begin. I started in reverse.

In every one of my yoga classes, even the restorative privates that I do, we practice inversions, turning things upside down. I’m never surprised in class as I know when it’s coming, and I kind of know what to expect. I’ve assisted many beginning students into headstands against the wall, sensed their trepidation, their literal mixupedness and been amazed at how they raise their legs up and go for it anyway.

Today, going backward in the familiar favorite of Jockey Hollow, I felt like those new yoga students. It was equal parts weird, refreshing and discombobulating. I noticed things that I had walked by thousands of times before and never even seen. I kept turning around to remind myself of where I was, sheepishly amazed at how much difference in perspective there was in 180 degrees.

The whole experience got me to thinking about truth and how there were so many different pieces to the gigantic experience that is my life. In fact, maybe I was wrong about a few things, might need to look at some old-standing resentments, could perhaps, even, change the way I approached and explored certain ways of being in order to gain a fresher outlook, bigger life, greater wholeness.

Oy Vey, all because I noticed an outhouse hidden in the woods, behind Tempe’s house, nestled by the barn, that I walked by a zillion times in my half century of life…………….

Such is the Bigness of  this life! Onward.

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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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