Love BIG Project
The Love BIG Project was created to honor the beautiful life and work of Richard Beatie.
Richard was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed 48 days later. Richard’s death is a cause for reflection. We will all pass and those we love will pass. We are reminded our days are limited, each one precious.
Richard was a thinker and a dreamer. He lived his life to help and inspire others. He was a soul searcher. He continued to grow and evolve by asking questions, setting personal goals, and constantly challenging himself.
He loved the closing line from Mary Oliver’s poem The Summer Day: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” His answer to Oliver’s question was found written in his journal: Love, service, inspiration, challenge and gratitude.
His life is a beautiful, powerful message and reminder to live life with intention, to spend the moments and days fully aware that they are precious and limited. The greatest gift Richard gave was love. His love was Big. He gave and received Big love. This will be his legacy.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard
How will you live today? What will you do with your one wild and precious life?
LOVE BIG is an invitation to powerful, conscious living and loving.
Richard was a unique and extraordinary coach. He did not yell or berate his players but instead focused on teaching the details of the game to his guys. Richard did this with great passion and care. This style of coaching allowed his players to flourish. Many players commented that because of Richard they played with great confidence which resulted in positive results for the player and team.
Dzogchen Meditation Teacher
Richard was a devoted Dzogchen Buddhist practitioner and attended numerous week long intensive silent meditation retreats. Richard was inspired to share the practices that had changed his life. He generously shared his knowledge and experience with anyone who was interested, leading meditation groups and classes.