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

Let’s meditate together…live.

A deep bow and much love to each of you from Santa Fe…

The world is reinventing itself in this moment. Together we are walking in the mysteries of the unknown on a crash course of adapting and integrating. 

You are invited to join me on Zoom each day to meditate silently from 6 to 6:30am Mountain Time. It’s in these silent spaces where we find resiliency in an infinite and nourishing mindset.

Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.
 Rumi

Click here a few minutes before 6am Mountain to get settled.  We’ll be waiting for you.
https://zoom.us/j/271214182?pwd=bDNGQS9Pc0VPd0x0T3FjdC9XRGtFZz09

Deep bow to each of you with fresh eyes and Beginners Mind,

Ann-Marie

Reset Time!

Reset time is living in Beginners Mind as fresh eyes and fresh beginnings are revealed.

Here are a few ways Reset Time manifests:
-Follow your intuition as you drive yourself to an unknown location for an overnight.
-Spend 24 hours in your flannel pj’s unplugged so you can plug into your inner world.
-Wander around the town you live in as though for the last time.
-Take yourself out on a date and surprise yourself with unusual gifts.
-Go to bed an hour earlier and get up an hour later. Record your dreams as they arise.
-Give yourself permission to do what you have always wanted to do!

How will it become visible?

Imagine what you are looking for is looking right at you…but you can’t see it.

How do you make the invisible visible?
•Pause.
•Close your eyes and open into a spacious mindset.
•Soften your body with the energy of kindness.
•Gently open your eyes
•View the world with the fresh eyes of Beginners Mind.

What has become visible?

Revisiting a Favorite Place

The memories flood through:
Study Buddies whispering across the table.
Unknown authors randomly discovered on shelves.
Poems and essays vibrating new ways of thinking.
The wisdom of Dante and Socrates beckoning
the timelessness of life.

Meem Library, St. John’s College 200131 • Ann-Marie

Now decades later
With fresh eyes and little time left
I am back.

Aliveness thrives in this moment.

When in doubt today…

….stop, close your eyes, inhale deeply and exhale twice as deep. Do this a few times. Slowly oxygenate your experience. Let it become fresh again.


Open your eyes and observe through the lens of Beginners Mind. Trust what arises and follow through.

Keep me posted…( – ;

Words Unsaid…

…cultivate elongated silences
where Beginners Mind is birthed
and the mysteries arise.

Find your cushion.
Sit as the words dissolve.
Breathe into the silence.

When ready, stand up
And move into the ever-changing world
Allowing what is, to be.

A New Day with Beginners Mind

It’s your life ~ Your perceptions, your belief systems, your interpretations. Periodically they must be updated when they no longer serve you and this ever-changing world.

How to update them? Choose Beginners Mind to guide you with fresh eyes.

This mental training aka mental flossing is imperative to live a life of ~
•Courageous kindness
•Deep and engaged compassion
•Flexible resiliency
•Radiant love.

May these states embody you…now.

Beginning Again

It’s a new day. It’s another day. It is a day you can begin again.
How can you relish more in this day than any other day of your life?

Listen as ordinary sounds transform into a symphony

A Mindfulness Practice for Today

•Living in Beginners Mind go to your favorite café when it’s noisy
•Follow your body’s lead on where to sit
•Order your favorites
•Waiting…relax and deepen into the spaciousness where judgements, resentments and expectations do not live
•Breathe into the sounds around you

*Let the sounds organize themselves into a symphony
•Listen for the melody.  The rhythmic beat.  The harmonics.
•Listen as you would to Yo-Yo Ma, Keith Jarrett or Chick Correa
•Let yourself be inspired by the transformation
•What is alive in you?