Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind.”
It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.
My first post of 2015 is up on The Girl Who Knows today! It’s about the positive impact of choosing to see the world with openness and curiosity.
Living from a mindset of “I already know that” can not only limit your perception of the world [because that attitude is akin to putting blinders on and closing yourself off to learning something new], but it can also limit your connection to others [because know-it-alls often come off as judgmental and arrogant].
As a recovering know-it-all, I’ve experienced how limiting that mindset can be. So today’s post is all about opening up, letting go of the desire to be right, and choosing to see the world anew, with fresh, curious, and excited eyes!