Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Beginner's Mind

"In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind, there are few."

--Shunryu Suzuki

At the beginning of this new year, let's think about all the assumptions we make about our lives.

That our jobs, relationships, possessions, achievements are good or bad.

That if our lives were different, they would be better.

That we know, or even can know, what's best, for ourselves or someone else.

These assumptions only serve to limit us. To drop them, to begin to accept life just as it is, is the beginning of freedom.


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