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Approaching Life with Beginner's Mind : zen habits

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Approaching Life with Beginner's Mind : zen habits
A lot of our troubles could be solved by one simple practice. A lot of joy could be found with the same practice. And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind. I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind Beginner's Mind , and I've written about it numerous times.

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A beginner’s mind

It means dropping our expectations and preconceived ideas about something, and seeing things with an open mind, fresh eyes, just like a beginner.

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Benefits of a beginner's mind

  • Better experiences: You aren’t clouded by prejudgments or preconceptions about how things should be.
  • Better relationships: You can see people with fresh eyes and notice t...

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A form of meditation

Beginner’s mind is a form of meditation. Instead of sitting in meditation and thinking you know what your breath will be like, or the present moment in front of you will be like, just p...

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