The Secret to Beginner’s Mind (and Bruises)

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When you were a beginner you let yourself be clumsy because quenching your curiosity was well worth the bruises.

And some people were judging you then just as some people are judging you now, but you hadn’t the time or inclination to care. You were too busy enjoying yourself, immersed in the adventure of romancing life.

That’s the secret: the beginner lives life fully open to the process.  Skinned knees, roughed up feelings and all.

Try to get back to that fresh mind space every morning, that sacred place inside where all that matters is that you are vibrant and alive.  Summon the vigor of fully trusting that life wants to love you beyond anything you’ve ever known or seen before.

She has so much to show you, beloved.  Beyond all pain and judgement.

Beyond all fear.

Life invites you to begin again.

 

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P.S. That fantastic Indian statue up there? It’s called Looking West, carved in 1902, a Lenape Indian Chief.  Legend has it he’s watching his people leave in the late 1750’s, headed west for someplace less crowded.  I took that photo of him while on a hike through the Wissahickon Valley Park in Pennsylvania.

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17 thoughts on “The Secret to Beginner’s Mind (and Bruises)

  1. Saya

    :) Awesome Allie…what a brilliant thought..its the notions we make after experiences of people judging us that keeps us from enjoying …wonderful..
    And I love your tagline of the blog…shaky..messy..fragile… wet…bold…sexy… powerful…brave :)

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    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Hi my love,

      Thank you for your beautiful words! I’m so glad this one grabbed you. ;)

      Never underestimate the beloved beginner. She’s alive and fierce!

      Wishing you a most inspired and joyous day,

      Allie xo

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  2. Richard

    Allison, this is such a heart-on post! Sitting down to rest for a moment is OK, but life is love and alive! So are we! I can’t wait to see what synchronicity will bring today – thank you Allison! :)

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    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Something magnificent your way flows, Richard! I can totally feel it just reading your beautiful words!

      Thank you for your gorgeous spirit, dear one. You are a spark! ;)

      Joy and inspiration, always,

      Allison

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  3. Rajagopal

    Beautiful thought Allison, as it is important to retain openness and freshness of a beginner right through working, relationships, and life overall, without allowing it to be soiled by our experiences of and feedback from society. I have seen it in some people and situations; regardless of frequencies in your experiences, there is always a newness and freshness coming to the fore and keeping you riveted in such people and events….this is an aspect that must be cultivated and preserved, as features on your persona, like the cute dimple on your chin (if I may pay you a 2015 compliment)…best wishes…Raj.

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    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Hahaa beloved Raj! You have made me smile so big this early morning, thank you for noticing my dimple! ;) You are such a joy!

      And I love your comment, we really do need to be willing to become a beginner every day in all areas just as you mention.

      Don’t you think being a beginner over and over is a creative quality? The willingness to start fresh, to look at things from a new perspective? We are all artists as beginners, maybe. I kind of think that’s what makes it fun!

      Thank you for your light and warmest of spirits, dear one.

      Wishing you peace and that creative spark,

      Allison

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  4. Robert

    It is well to return to the beginning, and a good place to start is the rememberence of childhood. We had no fear then, most of us were unconcerend by what anyone else in the world thought of us.
    Let’s return to that simple time and walk through life with innocent pleasure and joy, following our passions with the benefit of enhanced knowledge of the world.
    As adults we should allow ourselves time to let go, there are untold benefits for the mind of releasing all pent up egoistic barriers, scared of what others might see in us; a good excercise, go and jump in a puddle and whoop for joy, just as you did as a kid! You’ll feel free and years younger :)

    Peace and love

    Robert

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    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Dear Robert,

      You never, ever fail to light a spark, man! :) Yes to puddle jumping and sledding and tumbling and laughter that makes the cheeks hurt! Hahaa, I love it.

      You are so right about returning to childhood. Great memories of messing around and grass stains and the whole scruffy bit. Fabulous. May we all let ourselves ‘go there’ more and more often, lay down self judgement . . . lay down judgement altogether.

      #JustPlay :)

      Thank you for your joyous spirit, my beautiful friend.

      Rock your Friday,

      peace, always and always,

      Allison

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  5. Jackie

    Yes, I want to scrape my knees! I want to set off running like toddlers do when they look completely out of control because they’re still unsure what their legs can actually do and how they work. We adults are just far too sensible for our own good. I’ll try to fall over tomorrow just for the hell of it As a symbol. You’ll hear me howl but it’ll be worth it :-)
    XO!

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    1. Allison Marie Post author

      Jackie M. you wild force of everything beautiful and free!

      I love – LOVE – your comment so!! Haha you have made me smile so big and laugh out loud. I just imagined us running down a grassy hill so fast we fall down and roll the rest of the way, inhaling the ridiculous fun!

      We are far too hung up on nothing, aren’t we?? Let’s do fall over! Isn’t that what we are here to do? To fall, to fly? ;)

      Love your heart and your exquisite spirit – I shall listen for your hungry howl tomorrow, love.

      Make it real, make it fierce. XOXO!

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  6. Allison Marie Post author

    Jackie M. you wild force of everything beautiful and free!

    I love – LOVE – your comment so!! Haha you have made me smile so big and laugh out loud. I just imagined us running down a grassy hill so fast we fall down and roll the rest of the way, inhaling the ridiculous fun!

    We are far too hung up on nothing, aren’t we?? Let’s do fall over! Isn’t that what we are here to do? To fall, to fly? ;)

    Love your heart and your exquisite spirit – I shall listen for your hungry howl tomorrow, love.

    Make it real, make it fierce. XOXO!

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