“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” –- Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki. Read more about Beginner’s Mind on zenhabits.

5 thoughts on “Beginner’s Mind

  1. The word is Shoshin.

    I’ve found teaching is a great path. Forces you to listen to questions from a beginners mind that don’t have good answers in my crusty expert one. If I’m always willing to teach true beginners with genuine curiosity, I’ll keep reframing what I think I know.

    1. Interesting take Scott. I’m just about to start teaching WordPress via workshops, and your words are so inspiring I’ve put them in a sticky note on my OSX dashboard;-)

      Shunryu Suzuki was a great zen master. I’ve read Zen Mind – Beginner’s Mind a few times. Simple, yet profound.


  2. Thanks Matt, I really needed that today. I have been in the “Beginner’s Mind” for a week now and this nicely summed it all up 🙂 Thanks