Beginners mind, …… Wonderment!

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Choose to be as a young child –
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fully awake,
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eager for the next experience.
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– Jonathan Lockwood Huie –
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This is called beginners mind, everything we see and experience brings wonderment.
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When one of my grandkids witnesses something for the first time, their mind spends a brief moment of amazement.
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The computer side of the mind has no where to file this experience initially.
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Every new moment holds this type of excitement for us, also.
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Our minds race, speed through life in a hurry, way to fast to notice what lies in plain sight.
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Happiness surrounds each one of us.
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If that is true, then maybe we need to slow down, let go and bring awareness into our life.
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Attitude is everything. – Charles Swindoll .

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Life is a journey, not a destination.
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Results, those responsible, are way above our pay grade.
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Effort and attitude comprise our responsibility.
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Effort and attitude are internally driven and contained.
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Expend maximum effort exploring gratitude, then pivot to giving.
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Let go of judgment, then take action with intense effort.
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Smile while you live fully.
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Choices not ability decide life,,, , …… .. . …… . .suffering or happiness

  
Bowie, Brighton, Bailey
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It is our choices …
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that show what we truly are,
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far more than our abilities.
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– J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) –
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We are not our thoughts, surely not our judgments, and definitely not what we do (our careers).
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Who are we then?
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We are definitely not the character we call “I” (Ego).
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The “Ego is just an invented avatar, an identity to separate us from others.
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Actually we humans share 99.999999999999999999999999% of the same physical make up, almost identical to each other, separated by the smallest pieces.
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We journey together not in competition.
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Extra credit is always given for bending down, giving a helping hand to the needy.
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Some of the happiest humans ever, had minimal intelligence or capabilities.
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Happiness hides in places never contemplated by our cognitive engine.
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Sit today, focus, let go, discover your expansive, creative side.
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Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” . – Babe Ruth –

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Calculated risk is unavoidable, if we want to experience life.
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To win, we must risk loss.
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Without loss, triumph loses all value.
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If we refuse to judge, striking out is impossible.
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Again, “Life is a Journey”, not a destination.
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New car———-new Skin…

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“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned,
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so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
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The old skin has to be shed
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before the new one can come.”
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– Joseph Campbell –
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Letting go sheds the skin of thought, judgment and unworthiness.
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Our new skin is pure, void of tragedy, trauma, shame and guilt.
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Just like a new car, we polish, we shine and we protect it as our precious baby.
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Our mind directs us on the path of suffering or the road less traveled, happiness.
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This above all, to thine own self be true. – William Shakespearek

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To be true to thine own self (true self, spirit, soul), we need only empty the mind to view him/him.
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With a focused, empty mind, thine true self emerges.
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If you have not witnessed your true self, 90% of life has been missed, overlooked, wasted.
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Life has no meaning, purpose when lived entirely on the cognitive side.
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Anytime loss or tragedy hit, suffering consumes our being.
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Why is never answered or understood.
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Anything we can think, pales to the brilliance of just being in this moment.
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How will you ever know?
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Takes daily practice, a little skill and lots of determimation.
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Healing or happiness are not birth rights.
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Part three: The Power of Joyful Learning:

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The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and “aha” moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.
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With current research and data in the field of neuroscience, we see growing opportunities to coordinate the design of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in ways that will reflect these incredible discoveries.
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Joy and enthusiasm are absolutely essential for learning to happen — literally, scientifically, as a matter of fact and research. Shouldn’t it be our challenge and opportunity to design learning that embraces these ingredients.
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Incredible article about our optimum learning environment.
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Knowledge like this does not become wisdom until it is implemented.
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Print this article and take it to your kids teacher, principal and the newspaper.
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Have a discussion on your child’s education.
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