When I was studying for my Masters Degree in Theology, I came across a poem that had the line: “All that we do is touched with ocean, yet we remain on the shores of what we know.” At the time, I think now it was about 12 years ago, I loved that quote. It spurred me on to write great big beautiful papers; I so wanted to be the ocean!

Today, I ran across this Rumi quote and it caused me to reflect on my own journey of self-growth and self-discovery. It’s awesome to feel beautiful on the inside and be able to express that beauty out towards others; to witness how this authentic and lovely me is able to believe in herself in Big, Bold and Bodacious ways. I’m quite proud of how far I’ve come since that first ocean quote and how strongly I am now able to connect with the concept of being the whole ocean in one tiny drop.

The relationships I have in my life are transforming in ways that I believe are the best representations of how I’ve become that ocean. I have a lot of really good friends; men and women who without hesitation have my back and my best interest at heart. And I trust them.

Tonight I had dinner with 6 guy friends, I was the only girl, we just hung out and ate and enjoyed one another’s company. I snuck sweet potato fries and got a piece of pizza to go along with my steak salad and hung in there with the best of them. It’s really awesome to have male friends who are just really good guys. They are sweet and complimentary and genuinely nice to hang with….I’m grateful to be upheld so graciously, no strings attached. It’s honest to God, really compelling and tender and true.

I’ve changed. I believe in myself deeply and can be in relationships now as my true and authentic self. I’ve become the ocean! And much like that great big body of water the love I feel is immense, unfathomable and endless; washing wave upon wave upon wave upon wave on the shore of the me that I used to know.

Big Namaste!

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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