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The famous Zen master, Suzuki talked about “beginner’s mind”.

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities,
but in the expert’s there are few.”

Beginners make fast progress because they are not aware of the mistakes they’re making. They just “goes for it” simply because they don’t know of the alternatives or the consequences.

And then time passes and the beginner must trade in the beginner’s mind for experience. Sic transit gloria mundi.

It’s impossible to stay in the beginner’s mind forever.

It’s the human condition. Life is suffering. Existence is baggage.

The trick is making it worthwhile, somehow.


(via: Gapingvoid daily email.)