January 24th, 2012
This mindfulness mediation helps us to learn the quality of the beginners mind, a place with clear perspective because it has no preconceived notions. It is both easy and very hard to achieve! So just play with the process.
Sit comfortably and look around you to find something that you are very comfortable with, something you have had for a long time. It may be an object or a piece of clothing or a piece or art or a plant, anything as long as it is very familiar.
Sit where you can see it. Close your eyes and open your Beginners Mind. Open your eyes and look at the object as if you have never seen it before. Imagine you are from another planet and this thing is a totally alien item. Do not judge it, just look at it and observe its qualities such as colours, shape, textures, shadows and light … Continue to reflect and consider what haven’t you noticed about this before?
Once you have completed this process you can consider how it would be to engage the quality of the Beginners Mind in every day life. How would life change? What would you see with new eyes instead of reacting to automatically?
This article was written by Gay Landeta with the intention of helping you to Create the Life you Want to Live! All rights reserved 2011.