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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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 pay attention.
See everything with fresh eyes. Drop your preconceived ideas and just look clearly at what’s in front of you.
After you practice focusing on your breath for a week, you might also try staying with a thought or feeling that arises.
Stay with the feeling for a while. Just stay, and be curious.
.. are more important than big, infrequent home runs.
Big leaps happen by adding lots of tiny steps up over a long period of time. If you think you can skip that process, you’re wrong.