Today, for the second time in 4 days, I drew the “Beginning” card from a 65-card deck. What is the message here? Well, I am going to believe there is a reason. Here is a quote from the reading for “Beginning”:
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s, there are few. Shunryu Suzuki
So often, life is about figuring it out, learning how, getting it right. We like to “appear the expert” rather than the “beginner” and we practice, study, learn until we “have it down”. While there is value in learning skills that can be applied, this way of approaching life reads as very limiting. If I have “figured it out”, haven’t I closed the door to “What else?” or “How else?”?
As a life coach, it is vital for me to remain in curiosity: “What is really here now?” There is no cookie cutter approach to being with a client except to be in possibility and curiosity and presence to what is really here now. In other words, each session has a strong element of “Beginning’s Mind” and WOW – wide open wonder – for what needs to be created.
I’d like to commit to you today that I will show up with beginner’s mind – filled with wonder and curiosity. What about you?
Where are you an “expert”?
How would beginner’s mind serve you here?
What is your commitment?