Human becoming, again

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.*
(Shunryu Suzuki)

Being of any real sort appears to require limitation. Perhaps this is because Being requires Becoming, as well as more static existence – and to become is to become something more, or at least something different.**
(Jordan Peterson)

If we are to become more, we must become less.

To learn new things is to be one without knowledge and expertise, our place of limitation.

At first we are incompetent, clumsy, mistake-ridden, but a different you and a different me will emerge.

Until we begin again.

*Shunryu Suzuki, quoted in Tom Vanderbilt’s Beginners;
**From Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life.

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