Japanese Essentials: SHOSHIN 初心 ~ beginner’s mind

All knowledge is built upon one foundation: perception. "in the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Begginer's Mind When natural neutral perception is distorted in any way, interfered with, suggested, imposed, imprinted, conditioned, ultimately learned, it leads to aberrant knowledge and destructive action. … Continue reading Japanese Essentials: SHOSHIN 初心 ~ beginner’s mind

Free people are kind people living simple lives

Have you seen a free person? A free person loves without attachment A free person wishes without doubt A free person listens without thinking A free person talks without rehearsing A free person walks without a reason A free person breathes to feel satisfaction A free person sits quietly looking at the world A free … Continue reading Free people are kind people living simple lives

note to self: no need to stay longer than enough

I went out to play. Why? Looking for new friends, perhaps. Voices, smiles, eyes danced around Silly, wild, serious, complacent, What fun has been ... for a while. Then they started asking of me for things to do and not do to argue, to compete, to shout to be heard for no reason not a … Continue reading note to self: no need to stay longer than enough