DAY 10: AND NOW THE PRACTICE OF GRATITUDE BEGINS…

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I’m sitting on a purple couch, remembering another purple couch from long ago and feel like I need to introduce my new self to my old self right away. It’s so freaky how time not only flies but also contorts and alters and sometimes even improves. Even as I’m gazing at pictures from 2014 I’m thinking to myself, somewhat superficially, “Wow, I look so much better now.”

There I am in the old yoga studio, doing my thing; adjusting Nancy in Trikonasana, working on Jean’s hips, earnestly offering up alignment options in Downward Facing Dog. And now, I’m in Minnesota, putting the final touches on a new website, nuancing language, laughing out loud with some truly lovely partners,  eating Minnesota wild rice soup. The woman in 2014 would not necessarily recognize the woman of 2016, but she appreciates her, a lot.

It takes a lot of courage to begin again, especially when that moment of beginning is not necessarily evident in the now of the beginning.  “Who knew?”, I think to myself. I have a lot of gratitude tonight for the sheer ferocity of amazing support that has catapulted me half way up a hill I never even thought I could climb. And as I begin to take the next step and the next and the one after that, I know that I am not alone. Yoked to the consistency of the practice, to the shimmering, tenacious Spirit that is me and to an everlasting belief that life can be lived to the fullest in the moment in spite of anything, I am quite incandescent.

Lit up, I have begun….

 

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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One Response to DAY 10: AND NOW THE PRACTICE OF GRATITUDE BEGINS…

  1. Linda R Neff says:

    How wonderful – your light is radiating! xoxo

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