Saw a really smart tweet this morning.

 @AliceDreger said "One of my best profs said to me once: "If you haven't changed your mind lately, how do you know it is working?" That changed my mind."

@AliceDreger said "One of my best profs said to me once: "If you haven't changed your mind lately, how do you know it is working?" That changed my mind."

That's got me thinking.  Certainty is a form of expectation, isn't it? Maybe it's a kind of "should"? I suppose that it's a tool of convenience at times.  "If I get in the shower, and the water's too hot, I should get burned."  But at other times, I can see where certainty is a big obstacle.  "Since I haven't gone running for a while, it should be really hard to get going again." or how about "If someone is of a certain political/religious/social/whatever stance, they should think the following..."

How hard is it really to go back to beginner's mind, to shoshin, and spot-check the things you're certain about? What do you lose or gain by doing so? 

I don't have any answers here, I'm just thinking out loud.

 

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AuthorMako Allen
CategoriesDaily Think