Beginner’s mind is the fertile womb from which all true creativity emerges. It is only through beginner’s mind that the infinite potential of life is realized. Transformation can occur most efficiently when unfettered by past conditioned fear.
Master the art of beginner’s mind and one is able to move mountains simply because they have not “learned” that it cannot be done. Through this process, the “master beginner” will discover first hand that the obstacle needing to be moved wasn’t, in fact, the mountain.
All lies contain an ounce of truth, but authentic truth does not contain even an ounce of lies. Our most epic challenge is to sort out authentic truth from the lies masquerading as truth. Allow “what is” to remain unopposed and truth becomes self-evident.
We don’t have to know: We only have to see, touch, taste, smell, and hear. If we wait until we know something for certain, it can paralyze us from ever taking a particular step. Often the truth of it all is revealed after we have taken a step.
Be present. Take a step. Learn.
Drama is created by trying to keep, or keep out, part of life. Allowing all things to pass through brings an experience of peace and wholeness: an experience of wholeness within a piece of the whole.
The ceaseless flow of seeming beginnings and endings that make up this experience of life happens at a fractal scale far beyond our ability to truly comprehend through our minds. Within this dynamic process, our ability to perceive, and the objects being perceived, unfold simultaneously. Because of this, our minds cannot be aware of the underlying process that gives rise to any experience. At best our minds can extrapolate from the larger picture what is likely to be happening at the smallest picture.
The good news: When we embrace this realization that the process is unknowable, we are freed up to experience this life in new, more fulfilling ways. Presently, our allotted evolutionary task is merely to move beyond listening to our conditioned “voice in the head” that says that we must (or perhaps will never) be the master of our lives. Doing this reveals the inner space necessary to more perfectly distinguish and liberate the pure creative intent for our lives from the momentum and noise of the programming that we have inherited.
Aligning our actions with this authentic voice empowers us to overcome all the seeming barriers and obstacles that have, up until now, kept us living half-lives. As we learn to trust our intuition, regardless of what our more reasonable and rational minds might have to say about it, we experience a deep vibration of joy and fulfillment unlike any we had known before.
Our minds are reluctant to give up this attempt at illusive mastery that we have cultivated over all this time. As a species, we have invested extraordinary amounts of energy crafting and honing the rules of this game of life. Whether we outwardly achieved our goals or not, turning away from this learned and structured process in favor of a nondescript and seemingly reckless insight threatens our sense of security.
Surrender is the key. Always.
In the process of surrendering to our internal compass, we begin to unfold the lessons that have been eons in the making. We draw pure energy from this experience of direct learning, and we begin to trust ourselves more and more. In this process, inspiration is revealed prepackaged with the energy and resources necessary to overcome any obstacle. For the first time, each step we take arises in celebration of fulfillment as opposed to an attempt to attain fulfillment.
Realize, though, that our ultimate purpose has little to do with how it is we are called upon to serve, and is more simply just learning how to serve: not others, per se, but life itself. To reach this next stage in our evolution, we must learn to listen for, trust, and surrender to this authentic voice as it guides us to unfold and fulfill each outer purpose in this experience of life.
Our minds cannot contain that which contains our minds. Any attempt to do so vainly ties up energy, distracting us from authenticity and limiting our experience of fulfillment. Rather than trying to master life, realize that all illusive beginnings and endings unfold within one eternal opportunity to master surrender. It is there where we become the fulfillment of a purpose larger than our own.