Linda Eskin links to my post Your teacup is full (Empty your cup) from her post Beginner’s Mind – The Power of the Empty Teacup. Linda places the story in an Aikido context. I like her conclusions. Beginner’s Mind is a sense of wonder, about skills, places, things, people, and even about ourselves. Practice it … Continue reading Beginner’s Mind
I just watched Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! over at TED. It's a great speech with an important message. In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents … Continue reading Bring on the learning revolution!
The teacup story is around in different versions, here is one version: Once, a long time ago, there was a wise Zen master. People from far and near would seek his counsel and ask for his wisdom. Many would come and ask him to teach them, enlighten them in the way of Zen. He seldom … Continue reading Your teacup is full (Empty your cup)
Browsing around among blogs I came across "Transforming Stress Into Personal Power" and read about Jean and her basic philosophy. Stay curious and open to life. No matter what happens keep learning and growing. Find what you love to do and find a way to share it with others. This is a lot like my … Continue reading To learn and grow