The Silence of Chopping Wood and Carrying Water

Yesterday mid-afternoon I went into silence. Except for posting the blogs and leading the morning meditations I will be living unplugged for the next few days.

Why? Since my early 20’s silent retreats have been strong medicine to realign my body, mind, heart and spirit to radical changes in and around my life. Being in silence, sitting on my zafu, making simple meals, and doing kinhin in the morning and evening helps me sink into the “what-isness” of the infinite moment.

Within the silence the ordinary becomes extraordinary…
In this silence fear cannot live.

Sometimes there are no words…

For silent support:
Join colleagues from around the world to meditate and “Explore the Silent Spaces of Infinite Mindset” each day from 6am – 6:30am Mountain. Our fourth week begins tomorrow. It has become a refuge for many of us.

The Zoom room opens around 5:50am Mountain. So come early and settle in. Then at 6am we begin. Here is the registration link which will give you the Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/271214182?pwd=bDNGQS9Pc0VPd0x0T3FjdC9XRGtFZz09

Going Beyond the To Do List

Take three minutes
With pen and paper
And write down
My Best Traits List.

Keep your list close by
To remind yourself
(When you have forgotten)
Who you are when living life at your best.

And now practice
Being that person
Again…
And again…
And then yet again
Living life at your best.
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For silent support:
Join colleagues from around the world to meditate and “Explore the Silent Spaces of Infinite Mindset” each day from 6am – 6:30am Mountain. We are beginning our fourth week and it has become a refuge for many of us.

The Zoom room opens around 5:50am Mountain. So come early and settle in. Then at 6am we begin. Here is the link :
https://zoom.us/j/271214182?pwd=bDNGQS9Pc0VPd0x0T3FjdC9XRGtFZz09

Deep bow to every….single….thing.


Stay Alert with Kindness and Love

Fear brings the harshness of a heartless enemy.
It covers us with a suffocating blanket of paralysis.

The antidote?

Kindness and Love takes on all forms…

Without hesitation
Engage into the depths of Kindness and Love.

Bring Kindness and Love to all situations.
Breathe it in and out.
Let it wash over you.

Stay alert.
Actively bring your mind back
To actions of Kindness and Love
For yourself and others.

We will get through this…with each other.

A RollerCoaster Day

There are moments the energetics of the day
Whisk us away like riding the rollercoaster.

Up, down, around, upside down, inside out ~
So fast there seems to be no time to breathe.
But breathe, down-regulate and trust we must.

And maybe choose a different ride!

An Invitation for You…!

Join colleagues from around the world to meditate and “Explore the Silent Spaces of Infinite Mindset” each day from 6am – 6:30am Mountain.

We are beginning our third week and it has become a refuge for many of us.

The Zoom room opens around 5:50am Mountain. So come early and settle in. Then at 6am we begin.

Here is the link :
https://zoom.us/j/271214182?pwd=bDNGQS9Pc0VPd0x0T3FjdC9XRGtFZz09

If you have any questions…or feel a bit shy in coming alone… call my direct line at the school: 505-989-3374 and we can talk.

Deep bow to you…

It’s Different Now

The canvas of your life is painted differently now
But the same colors are there to choose from.
As the Artist of Your Creation
What are you painting on your canvas today?

2019 • Acrylics on paper • Ann-Marie McKelvey

Just This…

Breathing in…Just…
Exhaling out…This…

Repeat as often as possible…
Just This…
Just This
Just This…

Let your body awaken into relaxation…

Zen it down…to stay on top.

We are all new at this.
We are all collectively rewiring our brains to adapt.
This is why tiredness can be part of our day.

To help the rewiring process
Live in Beginners Mind.

Attend to your day as a newborn, napping when needed.
Rest your body and mind.
Utilize meditation, mindfulness practices and good old fashioned exercise with foods that nourish.

Zen it down.
We are all on a Learning Curve of Not Knowing.

What have you learned so far?

Join us daily to meditate and “Explore the Silent Spaces of Infinite Mindset” from 6am – 6:30am Mountain. Come explore and witness with colleagues from around the world. It’s become a refuge for many of us.

Here is the link :
https://zoom.us/j/271214182?pwd=bDNGQS9Pc0VPd0x0T3FjdC9XRGtFZz09

The Learning Curve of Not Knowing…

As we adapt and integrate into this new way of life
Remember to be kind and reassuring to yourself
Just as you would be to a newborn.

For that is what we are….Newborns ~
Born anew into this ever-changing world.

We are learning how to rigorously train our minds
Even deeper than before
And navigate this steep learning curve
To Live. In. This. Moment.

Join us daily to meditate and “Explore the Silent Spaces of Infinite Mindset” from 6am – 6:30am Mountain. Come explore and witness with colleagues from around the world. It’s become a refuge for many of us.

Here is the link :
https://zoom.us/j/271214182?pwd=bDNGQS9Pc0VPd0x0T3FjdC9XRGtFZz09