girl readingWhat is it to be a beginner? I remember writing my first blog in February, 2014. My new website had just gone live and I identified myself as a Life Coach, Teacher and Blogger in my header. Wow, I’ve never blogged before, how am I going to do this? I love to write so I’ll start writing and that’s what I did and that’s what I do every time I blog, I start writing and the words come to me. I remember the feeling of being the new kid on the block, not knowing what to blog about. I read other people’s blogs and thought, they really know what they’re talking about. What will I blog about?

Every time I blog, I ask myself a few questions. What do I know? What excites me? What delights me? What am I passionate about? What speaks to me today? What is on my heart today? What’s up for me right here, right now, in this moment? What do I know to be true?

Being a beginner means being comfortable in that space of not knowing all the answers. It means seeing things with fresh, new eyes, the eyes of a beginner. What will I learn about myself in this place? What will be revealed to me? What will I learn about others from this beginner place? How can I see myself as a beginner today? What about you? What can you learn about yourself from the beginner perspective? How can you look at a current challenge or problem with the eyes of a beginner? What is available to you from the beginner space? Challenge yourself to be a beginner today!

 

 

 

 

 

Being a Beginner
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14 thoughts on “Being a Beginner

  • May 4, 2014 at 11:21 am
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    Nancy, I’ve been a beginner longer than I can remember. I begin every endeavor by becoming quite still and letting my mind settle. Taking a deep breath, I allow inspiration to fill my senses and speak to me. Beginner’s mind: I know nothing, therefore, I know everything. May you find peace and clarity in beginnings. Much love to you! ♥

    • May 4, 2014 at 4:28 pm
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      Jean, I love the idea of beginner’s mind: I know nothing, therefore, I know everything. How profound. Thanks for sharing:) I appreciate your comments!

  • May 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm
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    Thanks Nancy…..being reminded to look through the eyes of a beginner is the same as looking through the eyes of babes. If you don’t you’re liable to miss something really important. I shall be looking through those eyes from now on. 🙂

    • May 5, 2014 at 8:29 am
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      Thanks Kelli, appreciate your comments:)

  • May 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm
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    Three cheers for being a beginner! I’m a beginner at a lot right now and am having SO much fun.

    • May 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm
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      Thanks for your comments Harmony!

  • May 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm
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    Nancy,
    What a thoughtful post. I still feel like a beginner myself and I struggle with my writing and what to post. I love the questions you ask yourself, so simple yet helpful. I will give them a try!

    • May 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm
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      Thanks Sue. When I’m struggling with a blog post, it’s not meant to be. When the words flow freely, I know I’m totally connected to my inner wisdom. Ask yourself when blogging, How can this be Easy? How can this be Fun?

  • May 6, 2014 at 9:33 am
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    I think you’ll always be an authentic blogger if you keep going back to those questions. I love your post!

  • May 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm
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    Nothing like the freedom and excitement of being a beginner! I always try to remember what it was like the first time I picked up a paint brush and put it to canvas…..I think it is that ‘beginner’ excitement that keeps me trying new things!

    • May 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm
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      Debbie, love what you said about “beginner” excitement helping you to try new things. It’s about that childlike wonder & awe. Little children are so innocent and open and willing to try new things. Yeah for being a Beginner!

  • May 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm
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    You included an excellent list of questions! I like to consider myself a beginner…always learning new things and asking questions. I enjoy going to the checkout lines with new clerks just to encourage them on their first days!

    • May 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm
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      Thanks Ruth, appreciate your comments:)

  • May 7, 2014 at 10:41 am
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    Oh the curiousity of the beginner. So refreshing and alive and yes just plain curious. Everything is new and the potentials are unlimited.
    So many folks struggle with a writing prompt. I don’t think you’ll have that problem at all. Looking forward to seeing what unfolds here on your sight! Yes – pun intended!!!

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