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Stepping into the new year

I am stepping into 2021 with a Beginner's Mind, Shoshin, as it is called in Japanese.

Shunryu Suzuki says, "If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few.”

A beginner's mind will see me moving forward with:

* Openness

* Curiosity

* Eagerness

* Willingness to make mistakes

I will leave behind:

* Baggage

* Expectations

* Preconceived ideas, esp. of success & failure

I will first and foremost commit to my growth as a student. No matter how far others think I have come.

This is my promise to me.

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