Between a rock and a hard place?

Abiquiu, New Mexico 190317

When wanting to leave
Sit and stay put.

When the story within is retold again and again
Sit and stay put.

When the energy begins to dissolve
Sit and stay put.

When the emptiness unfolds
Sit and stay put..

When the energy begins a new form
Sit and stay put.

Breathe into and widen the circle to include all life.
Breathe into and widen the circle to include all life.
Breathe into and widen the circle to include all life.

Remember: No guts, no glory!

You don’t have it in you!

Nonsense!  If you thought it, you have it in you.  Invite the memory of the first time you realized you wanted to do it. 

Begin reclaiming those long ignored parts of yourself that brought the awe and wonder into your life.  Breathe them back in.  Let them self-organize and embody you fully.  Let their wisdom show you the next steps. 

Remember:  No guts, no glory!

Photo by Liam Simpson on Unsplash

How do we know when we are ready?

Perhaps it is when the fear is greatest that it is time to plunge. After all, if we wait until we are ready, we could be waiting the rest of our lives.

Remember, “No guts! No glory!”

Hmmm…What has this house in Encino, NM been waiting for? Photograph by Ann-Marie McKelvey.

Mind Training is the Antidote

It will take the courage of awareness. It is not difficult. It is not impossible.

It is staying focused and refusing to go into trance.
It is remembering your strengths and your passions.
It is giving yourself the strength to say No.
So you can say YES! to what is truly important.

Remember: No guts, no glory!

As the Zen Koan Says…

Be awake!  Be alert!  Do not be fooled by anyone! This includes the monologues from IC, MM and G*!

They are said in many ways: slowly, quietly, loudly, persuasively, somatically, clipped, authoritatively, wisely…even happily!

Yet no matter how they are said…
Remember to Be awake!  Be alert!  Do not be fooled by anyone!

Here are a few to be aware of…

  • You just aren’t good enough yet.
  • This is another one of your follies.
  • You are out of your league.
  • Who do you think you are, anyway?
  • There is no way you can succeed.
  • You are too old. You are too young. You are just too much!
  • You don’t know how to do this.
  • What if _________ happens?
  • You need to wait until __________.
  • You tried before and it didn’t work.
  • You’ve abstained from _______, now you deserve to have just a little. One (drink, toke, dose, bite) won’t hurt. Go for it!

Being awake and alert are the first steps…more to follow on Friday!

*IC = Inner Critic
*MM = Monkey Mind
*G = Gremlin

Remember: No guts, no glory!

No Guts! No Glory!

Remember when you were younger?  Jumping over rocks, ditches, puddles and streams?  Jumping off the swing?  Jumping into adventures?

Today let’s jump over obstacles, over thoughts that no longer serve, over negative belief patterns. 

Yes, let’s jump together while shouting, “No guts, no glory!” with a carefree grin!

Eee-la-la! Feels great!


Join me here during the month of March to become more aware as we transform our Gremlins, Inner Critics, and Monkey Minds – and to give them more pertinent and worthwhile jobs, or just a vacation!