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Rediscover your beginner’s mind

  • Let go of the need to always contribute. Step back every now and then and just observe and listen.
  • Let go of the need to win every argument.  Letting go of the need to prove a point opens up the possibility for you to learn something new.
  • 'Tell me more about that': Stay quiet and pour all of your energy into listening to someone else.

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This a Zen Buddhism concept that refers to the idea of letting go of your preconceptions and having an attitude of openness when studying a subject.

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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The History Of Zen

  • 1500 years ago, the founding of the the Ch’an (Zen) school
  • 12th century C. E. , the concept arrives in Japan
  • 1, 300 years ago Zen reaches Korea and Vietnam.
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