Beginners Mind

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

As children we begin life with a near infinite sense of wonder- a screaming impulse to explore. The trick, according to the Zen Buddhists, is to maintain and sustain the “beginner’s mind” throughout the nine innings of your earthly ballgame. Getting out of your own way is the implicit objective of beginner’s mind mentality.

A full mind is an empty bat.
— Yogi Berra

For the Intuitive arts; Beginner’s mind is zero point for launching profound, perceptual clarity. A mind entirely composed of possibilities is not necessarily empty, just an uncluttered, receptive mind.

Zen Master Angie, exemplar of the beginner's mind

Zen Master Angie, exemplar of the beginner's mind

Connecting with source needn’t knock anybody out, aligning with your soul is supposed to be effortless. Joseph Campbell was once asked what his spiritual practice consisted of, he replied: “I underline books”. As a stellar scholar he was pointing out “Spiritual Work” is flexibly relative to each individual’s passion and purpose.

Apply these three strategies to your daily spiritual workout...
These energetic exercises restore balance and redefine our collective identity as spiritual beings, having a human experience.

  1. Reconnecting with nature
  2. Internalizing inner focus and sensory feeling (Meditation/quieting)
  3. Actively expressing and experiencing love

Look forward to seeing you all at my Summer/Fall Guidance events!
Have a beautiful Summer folks…
Grace Always…

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