DAY 115: CROSSING THE BRIDGE TO THE OTHER SIDE, OR ACCEPTANCE AIN’T THE S.O.B. IT USED TO BE!

I started playing Eva Cassidy in the studio space during some of my private sessions, and once again, this song blew me away and got me to start reflecting on the nature of acceptance and how much the practice of it has changed my life.

Let me state from the outset that I’m a really willful woman. I struggle with wanting my own way, not all of the time, but most of the time; that attitude, I have learned the hard way, never ever pays off. So quick acceptance has often eluded me and complete acceptance has certainly been a murky, painful ride for some of the harder lessons in my life.

The basics came in to play a lot: Letting go and Letting God, Keeping it Simple, How Important is it?, Easy Does it. I sat for a long time in the wisdom of those slogans, hoping in some kind of mighty magical osmosis fashion, the implicit serenity of them would soothe my unquiet mind, repair the jagged wounds on my heart. And they did, along with yoga and deep soulful honest conversations with a lot of really awesome people in my life. With time.

As a result, I began to trust myself again, and it is within that deep and sometimes edgy trust that I find myself writing this post today. Acceptance, although painful, is the key to my good and gracious life. The practice of it has, much like my asana practice on the mat, made me more supple, energetic, able to breathe through the brief spurts of resistance and pain. And grow, a lot!

And most importantly, I am stronger, way, way more loving and gentle; living my life on life’s terms. I did lie myself down over the proverbial bridge, and I re-emerged transformed and made anew by the vastness of the experience.

livebig365nj.com launches on Friday……and I’m going on a second date with a really sweet guy.

Wow, acceptance!

Big Loving 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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