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Here’s the hubris of me: “Imagine yourself in a state of perpetual why notness,” I say to a small group practice. “Not the pain of the why, but the freedom of the why not. A state of existence where perpetual unknowing is the paradigm. To be in a state of why not is to be in the vastness of the present moment, trusting the process with no expectation or preconceived outcome. And here’s the real kicker, why not exists because of the why. It is in the merging of oppositional energies that the truth of who you are is revealed.”

In yoga it’s called one-pointedness. In my life its always been where my greatest resistance opens the door to even greater possibility, should I choose to step through. Its not always popular, easy, or comfortable. In the initial encounter, I never feel a lot of gracious, giddy or grand expansion around why not. The truth is, it’s hard, messy, mucky work.

But always worth it!


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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2 Responses to DAY 24: WHY NOT GRATITUDE?

  1. Linda R Neff says:

    Oh the beauty and joy revealed by hard muckiness. xoxo


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