A Not So Big Life is one in which you learn to listen to what your heart longs to do, and to integrate these passions into your everyday life. When you engage what you are truly passionate about, you are automatically present in what you are doing—you are showing up completely in each moment. Life becomes a natural expression of your true nature.
A Not So Big Life gives you more room to breathe and to engage the things you really love. You’ll find more vitality and meaningfulness, and that sense of being “at home” in your life.
The Not So Big Life unveils a process for changing the way we live by fully inhabiting each moment of our lives and by showing up completely in whatever it is we are doing. Just as we can tear down interior walls of a house to open up space, The Not So Big Life shows us that we can tear down our fears, assumptions and conditionings in a way that opens us up to new possibilities so we can start passionately engaging the things we long to do.
Presence is not something you decide to experience when you’ve got time. Presence IS. Presence is NOW, and now is eternal, without boundary. You have to show up, however, to really be here, to experience it.
- Sarah Susanka, The Not So Big Life
(Note: This post was originally written in May of 2012, but although my current life is not presenting the same issues, the concepts delineated are as relevant in this moment as they were seven years ago.) There are certain key concepts involved in Not So Big Living that I want to…
(Note: This post was originally written in May of 2012, but although my current life is not presenting the same issues, the concepts delineated are as relevant in this moment as…
I want to set the stage for this important understanding with a powerful, if disturbing, Sufi teaching story that lays the ground work for appreciating what both our dreams and…
In the mid-1990s, when I’d been working as a residential architect for more than a decade, I had an epiphany one day while driving though the suburbs of Des…
It's no picnic to be a perfectionist. It can mean making yourself (and others around you) miserable with constant judgment, correction and impossible standards. But there are ways to begin…
In Chapter Six of The Not So Big Life I explain a different way of looking at everything in your life, by seeing all of it as a kind of…
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Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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