Saturday, October 29, 2011


"Always be a beginner." -  Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind  
I am re-reading this book, I read it many years ago and then Rick listened to the audio version a couple of weeks ago.....and well, I couldn't stand Rick being more Zen than me......ha,ha!
I love that phrase, "always be a beginner."  Think about it,  remember what it is like to be a beginner, to just be starting something........if you are a beginner, and you are learning something for the first time, think about the excitement, the energy, the exhilaration of trying something new......the nervousness.

You could be beginning a new career,  a new hobby, a new friendship, a new love affair.......but remember how it all feels at the a beginner, everything is fresh, nothing is taken for granted, everything is new.
As a beginner, we learn and everything seems boundless.  As a beginner, our mind is open, there are possibilities, we try harder, we want to grasp it all!  As a beginner, we want to share......

As a beginner, the world around us seems different,  we see things in a different light, a different way.
As a beginner, we question, we are curious, we want to a beginner, we do not judge, we are learning......there is nothing to judge.

As a beginner, you leave nothing to chance, all bases are covered, every t is crossed and every i is dotted.
There is no boredom, no bias, no ego.......all is new.   "Always be a beginner"

Good night, Sweet dreams


  1. You are right. It is good to try new things all the time. My daughter just tried bird watching and loves it. She just learned to fish this summer. We do need new experiences.

  2. Some truths lay in few simply words..if we want to see it;)

  3. Oh my goodness, this is so appropriate for where I am right now. About two months ago I went wheat free, gluten free, low carb, low sugar. Within a few days I was feeling so much better that I knew this was wonderful for me. I am holding myself back from "preaching" the message on my blog and in emails. I keep thinking that if I feel this great without wheat, so many others will too. And it is new. It was a little scary at first, going through cupboards and emptying them of any product with wheat. But within a few days I felt guilty that I put the oatmeal boxes in the box for the poor. I was not doing them any favors. "Remember what it is like to be a beginner" is one of the best quotes for us to cherish.

  4. Great advice. If we treat everything we do as though we are just beginning, then it will always be fresh :-)

  5. Hooorah for beginners and beginnings and start of all things new and exciting! Take care

  6. Good analogy. When you are no longer a beginner you fall into a comfort zone and unless you step out of that zone, you never experience growing and changing which makes us beginners again! Hugs Jilda.

  7. I love the idea of learning something new every day. I think we can take our lives and get in a rut. This post is perfect reminder of how to really live a full life.