Beginner’s Mind

If your mind is empty, it is always ready
for anything; it is open to everything.
In the beginner’s mind there are many
possibilities; in the expert’s
mind there are few.
~Shunryu Suzuki~

The world is its own magic.
~Shunryu Suzuki~

As soon as you see something, you already
start to intellectualize it.  As soon as you
intellectualize something, it is
no longer what you saw.
~Shunryu Suzuki~

How much of the magic in the world do we miss by keeping our minds cluttered with what we think we already know?  Let’s keep our minds open and clear while experiencing our world today.

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2 Responses to Beginner’s Mind

  1. Suellie, the first quote you started with was what my writing teacher at Haystack sent to all of us!
    have a great trip. I’;ll be thinking of you and sending lots of love

    • suellen1234 says:

      It’s going to be a great adventure. Hopefully, you’ll be traveling with us through the blog if all goes well technically. I hope Bob didn’t mind that I used his photo – I love it and his serenity was perfect for the quote.

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