Shoshin: A Remarkable Zen Concept Used to Let Go of Old Assumptions
As you grow in knowledge and expertise, your mind becomes more closed.
You tend to deny the information that disagrees with what you already know and yield to the information that confirms your current point of view.
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It means dropping our expectations and preconceived ideas about something, and seeing things with an open mind, fresh eyes, just like a beginner.
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.
Consume less, but better quality material with intense bursts of focus.
Learning less in a day also reinforces the power of spacing effect as your mind gets the chance to process and remember what you learn.
Planning and goal setting will give you a direction and will let you set intentions.
They let you achieve massive growth in a short time when you set a deadline.
An hour of focused learning is more effective than 3 hours of shallow learning.
If you’re serious about learning, you can’t get distracted during that dedicated time. You can also enhance your focus by pre-conditioning your mind (having a nap before, a coffee, listening to music, etc.)
When something feels bad, at least it has meaning. In depression, everything becomes a big blank void.