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The beauty of beginner’s mind + new FREE e-book!

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“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
―Shunryu Suzuki

 

The word beginner is fraught with the stigma of naivete, and the synonyms for the word often have negative connotations:

Synonyms abecedarian, apprentice, babe, colt, cub, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, novice, novitiate, punk, recruit, rook, rookie, tenderfoot, tyro, virgin

 

Really, who wants to be called a novice, newbie, greenhorn, or tenderfoot? Not me! We live in a society that doesn’t revere the beginner… in fact, we try and get to that “expert” status in whatever we do just as fast as we possibly can, forgetting that most of the profound lessons learned are in the journey toward mastery of a skill. Mastery is a vanishing point on the horizon that we all strive for, but never are meant to attain. This could be a depressing thought for some, especially for those that consider themselves perfectionists. But we all know that perfection isn’t possible.

Beginner is starting to sound pretty darn good, isn’t it? Because being a beginner ain’t a bad thing.

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The Major Arcana In-Depth: V The Hierophant

This is an article in a series in blog posts…. the “The Major Arcana In-Depth” series! Every few weeks I will be featuring one card of the Major Arcana, from the Fool to the World. Come take a tarot journey with me!
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To learn about the Major Arcana overall and the first card in the Major Arcana, The Fool, go here.
To learn about the Magician, go here.
To learn about the High Priestess, go here.
To learn about the Empress, go here.
To learn about the Emperor, go here.

The Wise Hierophant

Confession time: I’ve always had a problem with the Hierophant card. Maybe it’s because I think of the Hierophant as representative of dogmatic religion or tradition: religious beliefs for the sake of religious beliefs without understanding of the reasoning BEHIND those traditions. I’m not a big fan of doing something by rote.Continue Reading

Lessons from Boy Meets World and a return to regular programming

Image courtesy of IMDB.com

Image courtesy of IMDB.com

Thank goodness for MTV2 and their showing episodes of Boy Meets World, or this blog post would have never gotten written in the first place. Inspiration comes to me from weird places, and I’m just going with it!

In the episode, “Quiz Show,” Topanga, Cory, and Shawn become minor celebrities as the boring public access academic quiz show turns to glitz and glamor and watchable as pop culture questions are being thrown at them.

Their teacher Mr. Feeny is abhorred by their sudden rise to fame because of the way they got there…. meaningless trivia, citing that the United States’ academic deficiencies may be due in part to this veneration of useless knowledge instead of people focusing on more worthy endeavors.Continue Reading

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