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Beginners Mind – Christine Valters Paintner

October 20, 2021

“The desert monks tried to practice what the Buddhists call ‘beginner’s mind.’. . . Remembering this, we are less likely to get caught up in our own hubris about the spiritual life. The desert monks invite us again and again to commit to our spiritual practice and path.”

— Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Desert Mothers and Fathers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings Annotated and Explained
When was the last time you gave yourself permission to ‘begin again’ without self-recrimination?

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