Being Intentional

Beginner's Mind

. 1 min read . Written by Sara Hicks
Beginner's Mind

I love this article in The New York Times, It's Great to Suck at Something.

"If we accept our failures and persevere nonetheless, we might provide a respite from the imperative to succeed and instead find acceptance in trying. Failing is O.K. Better still, isn’t it a relief?

There’ll always be another chance. And another after that, trust me. Be patient. Waves come. Waves always come."

When I was reading the article, I thought of the Zen concept of beginner's mind called Shoshin. I love surfing. I don't do it often these days, but I'm a happy, perpetual beginner.

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." - Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Header photo by Brian Caissie / Getty Images. Thanks.