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On Wednesday nights we practice in the heat, not really hot, 78 degrees, for 90 minutes with a little yoga nidra at the end. It’s delicious to be in the company of such ferociously dedicated people. We breathe and move and flow and laugh and uphold and support one another through all of the resistance; earnestly attempting to yoke mind body and spirit.

For me it’s as close to church as I get these days; entering safe and sacred space and gathering with other like-minded yogis to keep the dragons at bay. To grow and expand and soften, and create the kind of inner awareness that informs an awakening to the essence of who I am is beautiful and tender and sometimes even weepy. I’m amazed at the audacity of my life, how much wonder there can be in the every day, the simple gift of hanging out and doing what I love with others who are also loving it.

I’ve had some sadness this week as I begin to unravel from the latest round of lives lost, each successive death building upon itself, the ache of living without sometimes unbearable, often times incomprehensible, flaming out to incandescence.  Yoga helps, especially the breath. And being loved by others, unconditionally. I call, leave a message, she calls back. I share, she listens. It’s breathing, softening, noticing, watching and allowing at its best. And it’s all interconnected, building upon itself in some kind of whirling dervishness. I fill the space that surrounds me, lying on my mat, illuminated, alive and sweaty, I am complete.


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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4 Responses to DAY 69: TENDER GRATITUDE…

  1. Linda R Neff says:

    Keep the light glowing – such beautiful words written here. xoxo


  2. I.LOVE.this! I may need to quote you in my article because I’m writing about how WE are more wondrous than the 7 wonders of the world, and it’s high time we realize it. So when you equate that having that communion with others of like hearts and realizing the wonder of who you are is like “church” to you, I so agree, because to me, that is part of why we are here. I love you, lady!! Keep your amazing words coming for all of us.


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