Instead of building bigger or fancier boxes, we need to develop the antidote to all our partial views of reality: being present with our experience as it is. This is unconditional presence. We could also call it beginner’s mind. As Suzuki Roshi put it, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few.” We have all become experts at being ourselves, and in so doing we have lost our ability to be present with our experience in a fresh, open-minded way. Beginner’s mind is a willingness to meet whatever arises freshly, without holding to any fixed idea about what it means or how it should unfold.
John Welwood, Towards a Psychology of Awakening