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5. Shoshin

5. Shoshin

Shoshin is a Japanese term that translates to "beginner's mind" and is rooted in Zen Buddhism. It refers to approaching situations with an open mind, eagerness to learn, and lack of preconceptions.

Advantages of practicing Shoshin include

  • increased creativity, adaptability, and receptivity to new ideas and perspectives.
  • avoid limiting beliefs
  • remain open to growth and continuous learning
  • experience the world with a sense of wonder and freshness.

Cultivating a Shoshin mindset can lead to personal and professional growth, innovation, and a deeper understanding of oneself and others.


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