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?

Dear Begin Againers~

Dear Begin Againers,

What have you separated yourself from to be connected now?

Deep bow to the open hand…
Ann-Marie

Today

We begin again
With Beginners Mind:
Curious, fresh eyes, new breath.

It’s the willingness to go the mysterious distance
It’s the willingness to trust
It’s the freedom we give ourselves
Again
And again.

Beginners Mind ~ the wonderment of living…

Mmmm….wonder what will happen next?!