A Starting Point
The wonder and awestruck quality emanating from this child's face is a state of openness we would like you to acquire.
This is a starting point...
We want you to proceed innocently, we suggest you open with:
a beginner’s mind
and temporarily drop your preconceived notions and ideas about what you are about to consider. Understanding what Zen Buddhists call the "beginners mind" recognizes the value of fresh insight unfettered by experience (F1).
How many times have you suggested to someone that you wish you return to a simpler time? Childhood and other graceful periods usually comes to mind for most people because we wish we could drop all the responsibilities of the day and go back to the spot we remember most.
Below are two examples of why we can do that without the need to return to childhood. These references are to books that are included in one of our CAM products, we call "An American Guide to Success".
In the introduction to Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, Baker Roshi, the American Zen Master, wrote:
“The mind of the beginner is empty, free of habits of the experts, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities…”
In The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics part one, “Nonsense”, chapter one, Gary Zukav tells a compelling story of Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity. He suggests that Einstein’s break-through theory was possible because he started with a beginner’s mind.
You may not be Shunryu Suzuki or Albert Einstein, but they can be your inspiration and your mentors.
What you are about to consider with Choice Awareness can and will be the catalyst for new adventures and understanding in your life -- if you just let it happen
A Short Story: 110-18-10
This short video is an excerpt from one of our workshops and will provide you with some ideas that support a beginners mind:
- Attempting something difficult
- Willing to persevere until complete
- No preconceived notions about the subject
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(F1) Bennis W. Tichy N. , Judgment Trumps Experience, The Wall Street Journal, Manager's Journal of the Opinion Section, 200 Liberty Street, New York, N.Y. 10281