In this episode, Jamie, Avery, and Lucy talk about the concept of Beginner’s Mind. We briefly discuss the characteristics of having a beginner’s mind, as well as things that get in the way such as ego, being the expert, comparison-making, and habits. We share some of our most humbling experiences as beginners. We then talk about how a beginner’s mind can be helpful in our daily lives and how “not having it all figured out” can create connection and closeness. We also share the importance of asking for help and having a sense of humor about being a beginner.
Do Try This at Home:
- Ask yourself how you can approach things with a beginner’s mindset.
- Try something new, especially with others who are also beginners.
- Take your time. Have a slow approach and drop your expectations.