The book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind begins with a powerful observation: "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few".
Undoubtedly, one of the ways we keep ourselves from making progress and getting what we want is closing ourselves off to possibilities that could be the very path to progress.
One of my primary objectives within the Fat Loss Fast Track is to encourage my clients to always be a beginner. I want them to set aside any preconceived notions they have an instead listen to their bodies and find their own answers as opposed to clinging to answers they've adopted from other people.
In today's episode I'm going to talk about some of the red flags of a closed mind and how you can accelerate your progress by deciding to always be a beginner.
Quotes from today's episode include:
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's there are few.
Right practice, right attitude, right understanding.
Practice without effort is not true practice. For the beginner, practice needs great effort.
If you lose the spirit of repetition, your practice will become quite difficult.
It is when your practice is rather greedy that you become discouraged with it.
There is no other way of this life than the way of this life
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
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