Mindfulness Beginners Mind: In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the experts’ mind there are few.

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We have never been in this moment before. If we can just be present, we can appreciate wonders that are happening around us all the time. A breeze flowing, a gaze, meeting someone, a hug, looking or perhaps stopping and smelling a flower. 

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There are Seven attitudinal foundations of MINDFULNESS described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as the “major pillars of practice”.

REFLECT: As you settle, what thoughts come to mind. 

RESPOND: See if you can Note without your mind wandering or getting hooked into the experience.

INTEGRATE:  Remember this “nonjudgmental noting” exercise and it will help you practice separating your judgment of your experiences from the experiences themselves.

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the experts’ mind there are few.

Suzuki Roshi

About the Author of Quote:  Shunryu Suzuki (鈴木 俊隆 Suzuki Shunryū, dharma name Shōgaku Shunryū 祥岳俊隆, often called Suzuki Roshi; May 18, 1904 – December 4, 1971) was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Zen Buddhist monastery outside Asia.

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