I begin in darkness each and every time I step onto my yoga mat. I close my eyes and surrender to my breath and set a mindful intention to enter into the flow of my practice. I know that there is a light that I can ignite inside of me through my asana practice that will carry through and express out of me in my life off the mat. And I love living this way, so I practice.

And I think a lot about the significance of that verb. To practice implies repetition and dedication and consistency and, most importantly a fierce fierce heart. I will never be finished. I am always undone and done up again; caught up in an everlasting vortex that transcends the body and mind and resembles something close to infinite spirit. And I am grateful to be able to be this way, at peace yet lit up and excited. All because I practice.

I practice to practice. Kind of like breathing to be breathed. And with practice comes light and light leads to love. I have everything that I need: My mantra!

And it’s really really awesome.

So, I’m just going to keep up the practice.

Big Fat Juicy Namaste tonight.

Om Shanti!

Big Peace!


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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