The Studio Drummer Chats!

Short Take - Using the Beginner's Mind in the NEW YEAR.

January 06, 2019 Season 2 Episode 1
The Studio Drummer Chats!
Short Take - Using the Beginner's Mind in the NEW YEAR.
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The Studio Drummer Chats!
Short Take - Using the Beginner's Mind in the NEW YEAR.
Jan 06, 2019 Season 2 Episode 1
Jonathan Cazenave

Happy New Year! This is Ep.1 of the new "Short Takes" series which will appear randomly throughout the podcast Episodes. This Short Take will give you something to consider as you go about your day, week and maybe even your New Year.
Thanks for listening!

Show Notes Transcript

Happy New Year! This is Ep.1 of the new "Short Takes" series which will appear randomly throughout the podcast Episodes. This Short Take will give you something to consider as you go about your day, week and maybe even your New Year.
Thanks for listening!

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Welcome to the studio drummer chats. Today's episode is the first in a series called Short Takes, and I'll just be dropping these in and out of the regular podcast. Today's short take is about the beginner's mind and how you might be able to use this idea of the beginner's mind going into the new year. So what do I mean by the beginner's mind? I will quote the most famous quote that I know of about this by Shigeru Suzuki, and he said, in the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities in the experts. Mine. There are few. Another definition is that the beginner's mind allows you to keep learning, even after years of familiarity with something. It's a CZ, though you're looking at everything for the first time, and my note on this says, dropping assumptions about what you currently no. So I'm not gonna talk too much about this. I just wanted to put this idea out there as you're going about your day as you're looking around and you're looking at the things maybe problems arise or maybe wonderful things come your way. How can you use this idea of the beginner's mind and how might it help you see things fresh and new and allow you to enjoy that wonderful thing a little bit more or solve that problem in a new way? In this context, it comes from a Japanese word, Hsuehshan, and here's the definition of it. 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 a za beginner would. You might think of this as a mental game when you're looking at things throughout your day, that person, that situation, that wonderful thing, that problem you're trying to solve, as though you're seeing it for the first time. This is the studio drummer podcast, and this was a short take. I'll talk to you, I think.
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