Lake Minnetonka is frozen solid. I’m talking about strap on the snow shoes, wave to a few ice fishermen while I journey across the entire width of the Lake; wild, wooly, wondrous winter in Minnesota.  It encompasses a certain kind of awesomeness, in some ways almost an invitation to freedom that surprises me every time I encounter it because it is so, so unexpected.

I do a lot of things in my life today that I never really imagined I would ever be doing. Honestly, the trajectory of my early 50’s resembles the flight of a cork that explodes out of a shaken champagne bottle. I know there is a destination and the speed of the journey can be hang on to your hat fun, yet how the hell do I make sense of any of it?

The truth is that as I have attempted to lean more graciously into the endless whizzing spiral, the less tightly I hold on. And as I loosen my hold upon desired outcomes, controlled expectations, the need to have my dreams realized right now, the grander, more audacious and downright multitudinous are the manifestations.

And so I let go; huff out a frozen breath through my scarf, settle more loosely into the comfort of my coat, connect with subtle body wisdom, and set my drishti  toward  the opposite side. The snow scrunches up around the leather straps of my shoes, each step suggesting expansion and softening, inherent possibility and acceptance, head and heart. All that I do is touched by ice-laden lake, as I journey toward a shore that I have yet to know.

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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  1. Linda R Neff says:

    And when you get to that shore yet unknown you will arrive with the wisdom of your journeying spirit. xoxo


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