ON A BEGINNER'S MIND

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Do you often feel like life moves too fast? That's me too, most of the time. Lately, I've been getting a lot out of the idea of having a beginner's mind.

Paul Coutinho sums it up pretty well. "It means doing things as if you were doing them for the first time. So when you eat, eat as if you were eating for the first time. When you pray, pray as if you were praying for the first time."

Turning this into habit is the hard part. But I can imagine the dilated sense of wonder you gain when you develop this approach. Everything is mind blowing, humbling, time-stopping.

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