'In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.'
Boy did 2020 reinforce the importance of Beginner's Mind or what!? Yes. Yes it did. For me it did:
I've been meditating daily and putting into practice the art of literally clearing my head, I've started some new hobbies, some new habits, some daily routines, I've taken new classes (Zoom has been a pleasant surprise in most), been a newbie more than once, and expanded myself to approach things from a place of POSSIBILITIES rather than the know-it-all I have always took pride in being.
How do YOU wake up every day like a beginner?
Do you walk the streets and see with the eyes of a child; open, fascinated and inquiring?
Do you try new things and see what comes up with the discomfort of not knowing the ropes?
Do you quiet the mind enough to give room for new possibilities - greater than any you've imagined before?
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman