Updated: Oct 6, 2021
"I like trying new things." -Wes, Swift Transportation Driver
"Thanks for showing me something new." -Robert, Swift Transportation Driver
Wes (left) and Robert (right) didn't meditate together, but they both arrived with similar, open, curious dispositions that exemplify "beginner's mind."
It was their first time; they didn't know what to expect, and that was just fine with them. It was okay to meet a new experience without judgment, and let it unfold.
Isn't that awesome? The ability to be in the moment and experience new perspectives or ideas can help you be more creative, connected and open to possibilities. You can cultivate a beginner's mind in any situation, even one that feels like you've experienced many times, because each moment and experience is, in fact, unique.
Turns out they both found it to be calming, peaceful and comforting.
As you move through your day today, try to identify one familiar experience that you can approach with a beginner's mind. Summon your inner child and see how it feels.