Benefits of a beginner's mind - Deepstash

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 that they’re just trying to be happy, instead of being annoyed by them.
  • Less procrastination: Be curious about what the task will be like. 
  • Less anxiety: Instead of worrying about what might happen, you can open yourself up to being curious about what will happen.

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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 pay attention. 

See everything with fresh eyes. Drop your preconceived ideas and just look clearly at what’s in front of you.

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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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Sit for just two minutes

Start with just two minutes a day for a week. If that goes well, increase by another two minutes and do that for a week. If all goes well, by increasing just a little at a time, you’ll be meditating for 10 minutes a day in the 2nd month.

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The “Easy” Road

... usually ends up being more difficult. When something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

The reason a path looks “easy” is because it hides its difficulties in plain sight. And you choose the easy road because you did not take the time to really understand what it was you were looking at.

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Beginner's Luck

Beginner's luck does not actually exist. Most of the time the beginner has a similar skill that aids them.

Or the novice could be new to the task, but have tried it before and failed repeatedly.

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