Tuesday, June 7, 2011

the beginner's mind


our little meditation spot on dog beach in Valley Green


The richness of the present-moment experience is the richness of life itself. Too often we let our thinking and our beliefs about what we "know" prevent us from seeing things as they really are. We tend to take the ordinary for granted and fail to grasp the extraordinariness of the ordinary. To see the richness of the present moment, we need to cultivate what has been called "beginner's mind," a mind that is willing to see everything as if for the first time.
You might try to cultivate your own beginner's mind in your daily life as an experiment.

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