I’m really fortunate in that there are a lot of opportunities for me on almost any given day to do something easy and peaceful for myself. I can go for a walk, meditate, speak with a good friend on the phone, take a short nap, make something easy to eat, read some of a good book, stop and listen to music, practice my own yoga. You name it, I can do it. And I truly appreciate the fact that the work schedule I am creating allows for short bursts of that kind of mind-set.

These opportunities to take care of myself on a daily basis have become part of my daily ritual and have helped me to cultivate a compassionate heart and a greater ability to reach out and serve others in a restored and rejuvenated fashion. These moments of quiet grace, reflection and contemplation invite me into a greater feeling of love; for myself and for others.

In so doing, I have discovered that even though life is imperfect and grace sometimes not so easily embraced, I can lean toward a loving acceptance of all that there is, offering me a glimpse into the unforeseeable unknown, a vista far far greater than I had ever imagined. There is a peace there, that passes all understanding, and it is within that engagement that I have an unobstructed faith and a deep commitment.

There Is Love Here

I feel the warm

embrace of spirit

flowing into me

from somewhere

I can’t see. There

is love here, arising

inside me as naturally

as the sky brightens

before dawn—love

enough to fill all of us,

and more besides.

The spontaneous grace

of the divine is moving

through the universe,

unfazed by fear or

obstacles of any kind.

Yes, it’s clear

there is love here.

(Danna Faulds)

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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