Many thanks to CNY for giving me this opportunity to reconnect with this book that I had bought in 2016! >.<
In this book we can explore how, with mindfulness training, we can literally rewire our brains for leadership excellence.
"Would you agree with me when I say that all success and all failure originate in the mind?"
"How many people do you know who take time every day to intentionally train the mind to function more effectively?"
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." | Shunryu Suzuki
"Beginner's mind is essentially a shift in attitude. Instead of operating from the position of I've already experienced this or I already know about this, we operate with an open, inquisitive attitude of Ooh, let's explore what this experience is actually like. We have a questioning attitude, such as, What's happening now within me and around me?"
Indeed. I am still experiencing that the moment I adopt this attitude, a shift occurs in my awareness. I shift from perceiving the world through the lens of the thinking mind to being self-aware, which includes awareness of the thinking mind. The moment I become aware of the thinking mind, I am free from it.