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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 Weekly Round-Up: 6/5/15

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On select Fridays, I’ll be posting a few links that are currently rocking my world.


Currently, what’s stirring me is the concept of “permission.” Why do we feel we need to ask others for permission to do something that we really want to do? Why do we seek permission to be ourselves, to honor our intuition, or to stop being so damn hard on ourselves?

 

Creativity, Intuition and What Following Your Heart Really Means: “Your creativity and intuitive inner guidance are absolutely intertwined – never doubt it.”

 

Man, where has this post been all my life? 8 Permission Slips for Real Life from BuzzFeed

Because everyone needs a permission slip to buy socks instead of doing laundry sometimes!

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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

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