Beginner’s mind > thoughts
Beginner’s heart > intuition
Beginner’s body > sensations
Beginner’s memory > beliefs
“The consciousness that created the problem cannot be the consciousness that solves the problem” — Einstein
Prayer for Spiritual Intervention/Recreation
Or: Creativity, Innovation, Ingenuity, Insight, Expression, Expansion
An Emotional Rearrangement
“Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.” — Big Book page 27
Cleaning the slate (or whiteboard, in the 21st century)
God ~ My Creator, Father, Lord, Savior, Universe
Please help me ~ I’m asking for your assistance
To set aside ~ Clear away so that I might witness clearly
Everything ~ All the things I’ve encountered
That I think I know ~ Thoughts, insights, knowledge, lessons, skills, understanding
About myself ~ Who I think I am
My unmanageability ~ My personal powerlessness, self-will run riot
My spiritual path ~ Journey to awakening and God-consciousness
And You ~ My own conception of God
For an open mind ~ Considering possibilities which previously could not enter
And a new experience ~ Something or someplace I’ve not encountered before
Of myself ~ Who I might actually be and my potential
My unmanageability ~ The extent of my limitations/powerlessness
My spiritual path ~ Finding my connection and relationship to Power
And especially You ~ That is You and all things in my Universe that I am One with and of
A sudden, new inhabitant of my environment, my body, my mind, and heart.
- What are these things?
- What can I do with them?
- What use do they have?
- What is their purpose?
- How do they interact?
- Where are the boundaries/limitations?
- What else can I notice now?
- Do things change over time?