Re: Article: Shoshin by Lynn Seiser
Thanks for your kind word, response, and sharing.
I personally don't want to disregard what I have learned from other instructors in other arts to learn Aikido. That would Mushin, empty mind. I do want to always stay open to learning something different and new, that's Shoshin, beginner's mind.
IMHO, a closed mind is rigid and a sign of ego and ignorance. An open mind is a sign of wisdom and humility.
The more people want it their way, the less I tend to think they know what they're doing. If you come to learn, learn. If you come to only teach, start your own school.
As the perpetual student, I am selfish enough to just love the training.