A beginners mind / by Amit Karmakar

Shō Shin. (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning "beginner's mind".

“Shō Shin. (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.”

— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoshin

Creatively speaking, when ego enters the mind of an artist, muse can no longer abide. For artists that create, the pureness of this state of being true to their art is next to none. To stay worthy and inspired in a world full of distractions and fake social hype - resetting the mind is a very cleansing process.

After long deliberation, today, I decided to delete all my Instagram photos collected over the past four years. Many frames, travel stories and life events. I have gained amazing friends through this channel and created beautiful memories. Here's hoping version 2 of my Instagram will be even stronger than ever.

It's a beautiful thing to embrace beginner's mind. My openness to people, their cultures, and curiosity has helped me develop friendships around the world. I keep learning, every day. I am grateful for your friendship and for you being a part of my Instagram journey.

Shō Shin. See you over at my Instagram