Beginners are forgiven their mistakes, because they do not have sufficient experience to warrant adverse judgment of their ineptitude. Being a beginner opens up an entire world of possibilities; virtually every aspect of an experience is a fresh opportunity for involvement for a beginner. That freshness transforms a thought or activity that, for the more fatigued, might be dull and repetitive into an excuse for excitement and learning. What might be rote for someone else could be riveting to me. With all of this in mind, would it not behoove each of us to acquiesce to the status of “beginner” in everything we do? Would that assent to our inexperience, even in the light of years of practice, open up opportunities for growth and personal satisfaction? I think so. I’d like to test the theory; I think I’ll try to admit I  have a lot to learn about every aspect of being.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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