It's funny how ideas reveal themselves to you at the most opportune moments and for me, always when I'm on the toilet. I was reading a page from Skin Deep by Kevin Farrow and he quotes Shunryu Suzuki (a Japanese Roshi) who wrote a book called Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's there are few. Always keep a beginner's mind." Farrow follows this with, "Give yourself about 15 to 30 minutes a day to practice. If you don't have 15 to 30 minutes a day, try 10 to 15 minutes a day. If you can't find 10 minutes a day, you know you have no interest."Food for thought and something which reminds me to keep an open mind and decide if I really want to do whatever it is that I am trying to do. I will only succeed if I really want to. And succeeding is not about reaching an end for me, it's about the growth, the journey and where it takes me.