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The Zen Mind

In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are few.Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki

the beginner’s mind

Such a mind is childlike. Not childish, but one that sees things anew, doesn’t discount anything, has few regrets and worries not about the future. It lives fully in each moment.

possibilities

Unencumbered such a mind is free to be creative and truly resourceful. This mind seeks possibilities, expresses emotions, resents not and exudes joy. What kind of mind do you have? Or does your mind have you?

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM here, I AM now.

Recommendation: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (Shambhala Library) by Shunryu Suzuki

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If Only …

If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.Mercedes Lackey

your big ones

The 3 big regrets most people have (according to a study referenced in a book I was listening to this morning called ‘Flip’) are:

  1. Education: Not being able to get the experience and training you really wanted.
  2. Business opportunities: Not grabbing and implementing business ideas as they appeared.
  3. Time with family: Not loving enough and not spending time with loved ones enough.

Regret has to do with missed opportunities and action not taken. What are your big ones?

today

What are you not doing, not being, not pursuing and not living, today, that will cause you to say ‘if only’ in the future? How do you handle regrets and disappointments today? Are you happy?

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM action!

Recommendation: Flip: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its head—and Succeed Beyond your Wildest Imaginings by Peter Sheahan

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Born To Be Alive!

He who is not busy being born, is busy dying. - John Dillon

stagnation

Shunted growth or stagnation is the result of our disinterested outlook to life. If we thrash about life like waves, what chance do we have that our ‘life’ boat will head in a fruitful direction?

only option

The only way is the way forward. Any other direction, for too long, is just not enlivening. We can either be re-born, continuously, or we can wither away wallowing in our own ‘sorryness’ for the cards that life dealt us. What will you be; a sorry-self or a dynamic child of God who can never truly be defeated?

Daily Affirmation: Today I swim strongly, I breathe deep, I smile!

RecommendationOne Month to Live: Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life by Kerry Shook

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