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Meditations In Wonderland

April 15th, 2014

My heart is back at mile 21 today - today we’re all Boston Strong.

Earlier today I looked back at the two reflection posts I made after the Boston Marathon bombing a year ago (here and here). A strange feeling hit me, like that feeling when you flip back a few chapters in a book. The character is still there, alive on the page in all his glory, yet the page you’re on yields a different voice. A different song, but the same chords. A song of growth.

This past weekend Cezar and I went back to Boston, we saw his film in the Boston International Film Festival, spent time with some great friends, and breathed in the city that brought us close.

I stood by the finish line. Just by myself. I let the vibrations sink in - I felt the energy of that same song of growth fill me. I knew in that moment that we overcame. In that moment I felt the beautiful potentiality of oneness, the skinny green sprouts pushing their way through the ashes to meet the sunlight.

For those who may not know, I write for my corporate blog as well. I wrote a reflection piece: Today We’re All Boston Strong: 5 Novels That Celebrate the City of Boston. I wanted to share an excerpt from the piece:

No matter what city you call home, or what sports team you support, we’re all Bostonians today. Today marks the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and while there are memories from this day last year that we would rather forget, our hearts remember the pride we have for our country and for the people of Boston.

A year ago I stood at mile 21, a senior at Boston College cheering on friends who were coming through the Heartbreak Hill portion of the race, which winds through our hilly campus. Living on the Chesnut Hill side of Commonwealth Avenue the runners raced past my door all day. Until suddenly everything stopped.

But as I reflect today, I remember the Boston Marathon for what it truly is, what it really means to the city of Boston and the nation as a whole, beyond the darkness of the events that transpired - it is a celebration of human achievement and the spirit of man. I remember the look on runners’ faces as they came through Heartbreak Hill, and the light in their eyes when they saw us cheering them onward. I remember their elation, and the fighting look on their faces, drenched in sweat and still smiling, as they headed down home stretch. I remember the runners, men and women, soldiers and athletes in wheelchairs, giving it their all for the sport and city they love. I remember what it feels like to be one.

Today we send our thoughts and energy to Boston, and to those still healing a year later. We celebrate the city, and all of the athletes who continue to awe us at the marathon each year by defying human limitations.

… So wherever you are today, let’s remember Boston, and the great runners that come to the city every year to redefine what we thought was humanly possible. Let’s remember what it means to be one.

Now as the night recycles back into day, I hope you take a moment to feel the oneness too. It’s always there, pushing through the ash, as long as we take the time to notice it.

Namaste,

Anna

March 25th, 2014

So many of you asked for a yoga photo of mine, and finally I can deliver!

This is my ustrasana.

It’s one of my favorite asanas, and reflects one of the core reasons I love yoga. I love that it makes you see life upside down. I love that you can alter your perspective just by altering your posture, and opening your third eye.

Namaste,

Anna

March 22nd, 2014

Another Book Update! Also, a big THANKS!

For everyone who reads this blog,

Thank you SO much for your lending your energy here, I had the biggest smile on my face when I saw that this blog just reached 14,000+ followers!

For all 14,000+ of you who believe in my writing, when I reach the next milestone of 15k I will begin to post some quotables and excerpts from my upcoming novel, Meditations In Wonderland.

Because I’ve teased you for too long about doing so! I admire your unwavering patience. Patience is something I strive to tackle on my winding path, and you all have been a model of inspiration there. Writing a novel is a spiritual journey in itself, and nearing the agent/publishing point inevitably means forcing the ego out, naked and alone, for everyone to point and jeer. But while I may feel vulnerable at times, I do maintain a deep understanding that the reason we write is to share.

So in that spirit, I look forward to sharing. My ego is braced for impact.

At this point I am happy to announce that I have begun sending out the manuscript to agents and small houses for feedback. Having completed the third professional workshop that the manuscript has been exposed to, it felt like the right time. As a book publicist I have been immersed in the book world daily, and this has greatly helped this “chapter” in the book’s journey as I begin to send it out and wait for a bite.

For my job I’m going to be at BEA (Book Expo America) in May, and that will be a big window of opportunity for me, both professionally and as a hopeful author. Anyone else attending? Let me know! I know it will be a whirlwind but if you’re there I hope to meet some of you!

I also look forward to continuing the perennial process of doing some minor edits and re-writes, and sharing some excerpts and character profiles with you all! You’ve honestly been a source of inspiration, giving me just the push I need to help this bud bloom.

Namaste and thanks for believing in me,

Anna

March 9th, 2014

Date night in Times Square. Sometimes we forget we live here, and then all the bright lights remind us.

I hope everyone had as a great of a weekend as I did!

Namaste,

Anna

March 9th, 2014

As I sat down to my practice, I realized that Spring had officially sprung in my choice of colorful yoga props. Looks like my subconscious is ready for the new season!

Wishing sunny asanas to all who practiced this beautiful Sunday!

Namaste,

Anna

February 14th, 2014

Lucky to have found the other half of my soul.

Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with loving vibrations! This is why I love today. It’s not so much about the flowers and balloons, it’s the energy in the air. Today we celebrate love and compassion openly and freely, for those we love, those around us, and for ourselves.

Namaste and chocolate hearts,
Anna

February 9th, 2014

Yoga and detox water on this beautiful Sunday.

Detox water recipe: 1-2 liters of water. Half a cucumber (sliced). Half an orange (sliced). Half a lemon (sliced). 10-15 mint leaves. Let it sit in the fridge overnight for the nutrients to soak into the water fully.

Namaste and hope you all had a wonderful Sunday funday as well,

Anna

February 8th, 2014
Dipping my toes into some creative self-expression

Dipping my toes into some creative self-expression

February 8th, 2014

12000 Vibrations In One Space

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Someone pinch me.

Wishing light on every single one of your paths, and so glad that those paths led you to this space!

This is probably a good time to announce that I have redesigned the blog and done a total overhaul! Even the Meditation Guide has grown and become more organized. Check it out and let me know what you think!

I hope you all sincerely know that this is a safe space, free of judgement and expectation. I’m so glad that our energies have come together in this cocktail of lighter vibrations!

Thank you all for the light and support! My inbox is always open to you, as is my heart.

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February 5th, 2014
February 4th, 2014
The face behind the blog.
Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. -Truman Capote

The face behind the blog.

Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. -Truman Capote

February 2nd, 2014

I’ve been going through some proofs from the photoshoot I had the other day, excited to share a few with you!

Always nourishes to the soul to have the camera capture creative expression.

For more, follow me on Instagram (@loveannapatrick).

Namaste,

Anna

February 2nd, 2014

Happy place.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@loveannapatrick) for more!

Namaste,

Anna

January 25th, 2014

Life via the Camera Roll

It’s a snowy wonderland here in Brooklyn, and though Cezar and I became accustomed to the harsh Boston winters I have to say the season here has a certain charm to it. I love the way it slows New York down. Instead of condemning the grey slush I celebrate it for the awareness it brings - it makes you aware of every footfall, and each step is deliberate.

It makes me laugh to see all New Yorkers forced into a semi Thich Nhat Hanh-esque walking meditation!

Otherwise, just settling into and enjoying my book publicity job, my writing, getting back into a yoga routine outside of gym workouts, and hanging out with my soul partner.

For more you can follow me on Instagram if you haven’t checked it out already, @loveannapatrick

Namaste,

Anna

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