A 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.”

Creatively speaking, when ego enters the mind of an artist, the 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.

See you over at my Instagram.

I respectfully acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded. Australia always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
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