Posted by Courtney Carmichael at 10/15/2014
John Perricone talks about sho-shin, the Zen approach to looking at life with fresh eyes, with eagerness, without cynicism. According to the Zen Buddhist, Shunryu Suzuki, "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few."
This reminds us that our daily practice can be approached with vigor and awe. New curriculum, a new year with SGOs, new state mandates, new students, or new colleagues, can help us reexamine our practice with innovation and be reinvigorated.