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"Tell me, what is it you will you do with your one wild and precious life?" ~Mary Oliver

 

Entries in Real (2)

Wednesday
Oct292014

Feast and Play

It's about SEEing.

Seeing life. All of life.

Without judgment. 

On my run this morn---beauty raw splayed death enjoyed nourishing. Fluffy downy fur of squirrel---so fauwny, gently moving in the morn's fresh breeze. The softness of body, splayed...so still. The pavement its rest. The entrails so purely pinkish freshest red. The powerfully bold black, azure and white magpies purely feasting...at the banquet table. Savoring. 

All of this true. 

All of this real.

All of this.

My mind wanted to categorize----"Oh, I thought it was so lovely, then realized!" And I knew better. It is all whole, real, present, alive, dead, rhythmic, cyclic. Needn't land into my mind's puny sorting categories of good and bad. Nice and awful. Way. Too. Small.

A mile later....now going the other direction. A pair of tiny bunnies---teenagers I'm guessing. I almost didn't see them...in the shadow of the small pine. Dusty greys. Ears sheer pink/white sun dashed. So still. About two feet apart. Gazing into each other's eyes. I know---my impression---but honestly, it felt meditative. Holding the connection. I run by...and there, out of the corner of my eye...I see it. One pounces on the other. Leap. Pure play. Delight. 

Just as real.

Just as whole.

Just as present.


My/our privilege is to...


See it all.

Be with it all.

Embrace it all.

What an outrageously delightful joy----squirrels, magpies and bunnies. My earbuds bringing new thoughts. The barriers in my mind shattering minute by minute, step by step. And I haven't even had breakfast yet. 

Monday
Apr282014

Masculinity, Femininity, Headphones and a Mic! 

A few weeks ago I did something new! It even required new apparel---this time, headphones and a big wand of a microphone! It was my pleasure to dance in the moment as a guest on the Dr. Laura Ceil Show. I breathed a little more deeply. Smiled broadly. Leaned in...and wondered what would come next! Together with Laughing Leader coach Greg Giesen, we delved into a rich topic---which took us surprising places. Ones I hadn't imagined I'd go to---and when I did, came so naturally.

Here's the link to the show:

http://drlauraciel.com/blog/detail/episode_70-the_dr._laura_ciel_show-_exploring_masculinity_and_feminity-greg/

We leaned in, listened deeply, sometimes laughing, sometimes I could feel the wholeness of my being rising, eyes wide open playing hard as I rose to the real.

It's a wild, exhilarating thing---to get real in real time on real airwaves reaching real people. Every word vibrated and mattered.

Which is really true for all of us, in each moment really, isn't it?

We just don't (if you're like me!) realize it and live from that truly alive place!

I'm curious. You---a unique flavor of masculine and feminine combo of juiciness. What's there? Comment freely---in the space of discovery and claim. That' a verdant land! Happy spring (to the Norhern Hemispherians!)