This evening
the Woman in the Moon
swallowed me
into her mandala.

I wonder…
When my expiration date arrives
will I have lived enough
to swallow life’s mandala
into my fullness?

190912 Moon over El Dorado
Ann-Marie

Leap Frogging!

LeapFrogging into action!

Once the decision is made, leap frog over the fears, the what-ifs, the shoulds and get into action!

Why? Because Over-Thinking creates paralysis. It sucks out the passionate and adventuresome nature of the original vision.

If you have been considering registering for one of our classes, this is the week to leap frog in and get into action! The classes with a few spots open are:

If Steve Jobs Was Your Coach: Leadership Skills to Thrive
https://mindfulnesscoachingschool.com/classes/steve-jobs/

Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
https://mindfulnesscoachingschool.com/classes/right-speech/

Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology and Coaching
https://mindfulnesscoachingschool.com/classes/the-dynamic-trio/

Gratitude Training

Eleven years ago I began studying with Brother David Steindahl-Rast, The Father of Gratitude.

Brother David and Ann-Marie

One late Spring afternoon before Zazen we were walking the Santa Fe River path.  I asked him, “Is it possible to always be grateful?”

“Yes,” he responded.  “In Gratitude Training we enjoy whatever is presented to us. We purposely look for the gifts.”

“Ask, ‘What is this opportunity for?’  The answer will cause you to grow.  In retrospect, all life experiences are wonderful opportunities for growth.”

“We tend to think joyful people are grateful for having so much joy. But it’s actually more simple than that.  Grateful people are joyous because they are grateful.”

Stop and listen…

Open yourself. The clues are all around us. Let their guidance activate you into the next moment…again and again and again. Let the magic happen!

Seasoned Beginners

Seasoned Beginners understand there are no Do-Overs. There are no Second Chances. Instead they live each moment as a fresh beginning with new eyes to what impermanently surrounds them.

Seasoned Beginners bear witness and find antidotes to belief systems and patterns that enter through the daily programming of social media, news, our cultures and governments.

They choose to steer away from conversations that do not serve like recreational bitterness or playing “The Ain’t It Awful Game” with others.

Instead they live proactively in integrity, engaged kindness, courageous actions of compassion where it’s not about others…it’s about all of us.

Seasoned Beginners stand tall with an active and strong heart: somatically, mindfully, creatively, unceasingly.

Leap of Faith

When you don’t think there is a way…

It’s time to move out of the Preparation Stage with a leap of faith into the Manifestation Stage!

Enough staff meetings, researching the “best way” to do it, organizing the material in the “right way”. Enough moving the deadline further out to accomodate a potential and, as yet, unnamed and unforeseen obstacle (which may never happen!)

When procrastination somatically vibrates the fear of failing, get curious and leap into a more supportive energy field.

Then manifest one step at a time (with maybe another leap here and there). That’s how evolution works. That’s how we deliver!