Beginner’s Mind


Recently as I started to teach a yoga class, one of the women said she had been practicing yoga for some but was not an expert.  I thought that was a very profound statement, although she probably said it so I wouldn’t be too tough on her.

It reminded me of Shunryu Susuki’s book “Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind”.  It represented a series of informal talks on meditation and practice.  In one talk he talked about Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, “in the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities in the expert’s mind there are few”. Continue reading “Beginner’s Mind”