Beginner’s Mind

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” -Shunryo Suzuki

When we are learning a new skill, our minds are more open to new possibilities. As we travel the road towards becoming and expert, we tend to look at new information through the lens of what we have already know. We tend to value the knowledge and our sources more than new information.

Most people don’t want new information, they want validating information. Seek out information that you think is contrary to what you know and approach it as if you are new to the challenge of learning the skill. Create a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

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