In my book, I talk a lot about the advantages we have when we can adopt a beginner’s mind and stay open to learning. But as we know this is not always easy, especially when at my age, 56, we have spent years perfecting a career and have established a level of expertise, showing up as a beginner can feel demoralizing and disheartening. This reality was a huge wake-up call for me and I experienced those feelings a lot in writing this book.
As I write this blog today, at the beginning of October, weeks from the publication of my first book, Inside A Guide to the Resources Within, I feel great success in overriding the messages that could have pulled me from the completion and mission of my book. I learned how to adopt a beginner’s mind, and this helped me have compassion for all of what I didn’t know. I started to look at my lack of knowledge as this giant open space for learning. I wasn’t shutdown, pretending to know something I didn’t know, I was curious, passionate and eager to take the next steps and this kept the energy of the project flowing.
The beginner’s mind has contributed to the success and completion of my book. I continue moving forward even on those days when it feels like the most arduous task.
I reference the beginner’s mind in my book as one of the most important aspects of growth and healing, and through writing the book I’ve experienced that growth firsthand. Inside has helped me learn about self-care in a way that applies to everything I do. I have learned to love the journey, even when there is no knowledge of where the path is leading me. I now have confidence and understanding through this young, open perspective that if I can feel happiness in my heart and spirit, all will be well and the journey will be a successful one.
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