Beginner’s Mind

Christian Solorzano
A newsletter about the intersection between mindfulness, creativity and everything in between.
Created 15 Dec 2019
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  • 016 | Grieving lucky stars
    04 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 1
    Home is where the art is In 1977 the world lost the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. Thousands of fans flocked to Graceland to pay tribute to his legacy. In his documentary This is Elvis, video foo...
  • 015 | You Want it Darker
    05 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Bright bright darkness There’s been a book sitting on my wish list for over a year now, it’s called In Praise of Shadows — it’s an essay written by Junichiro Tanizaki, a Japanese novelist (1886-1965) ...
  • 014 | Integrating with the world
    21 Mar 2021 • 4 min read
    Tupelo, Mississippi | 2019 Has the world changed or have I changed? Morrissey poses the question in The Smiths’ song The Queen is Dead, has the world changed, or have I changed. As the world begins to...
  • 013 | Beginner's Mind, An Introduction
    21 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Winter in Chicago calls for walks with a camera in hand. | 2021 Hello — It’s been some time since the last issue of Beginner’s Mind. Since then, I’ve been preoccupied with several other things. I’ve b...
  • 012 | Beyond 2020
    31 Dec 2020 • 7 min read • 4 0
    The first issue of Beginner’s Mind went out on December 15 of 2019. In the blink of an eye, a global pandemic propelled the world in a new direction. Lives were disrupted and we were exposed to traged...
  • 011 | Creativity with...
    06 Dec 2020 • 4 min read • 5 0
    Thankful for you. It feels like it’s been quite a while since the last issue of Beginner’s Mind — and it certainly has. In America, we celebrated Thanksgiving not too long ago and I’d like to take a m...
  • 010 | Embodying a creative spirit with force and attitude
    25 Oct 2020 • 7 min read • 2 0
    What’s new at Beginner’s Mind — This is the tenth issue of Beginner’s Mind. We’ve now proceeded to the double digit numbers. Only 90 more issues till we hit the triple digits. It’s also been a while s...
  • 009 | Writing as a practice of self-inquiry, growth, and expression.
    07 Sep 2020 • 7 min read • 2 1
    I’m in Iowa right now, in a small town called Earlville. There’s not much around but long roads that cause everything to be at minimum 17 minutes away. Long roads and signs on front lawns that remind ...
  • 008 | What Emptiness can teach us about Creativity.
    09 Aug 2020 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Introduction It’s August and this is the eighth issue of Beginner’s Mind — special thanks to everybody that continues to engage in the words that I share, I appreciate it. I hope you enjoy reading wha...
  • 007 | On the relationship between Meditation and Creativity.
    23 Jun 2020 • 6 min read • 1 1
    Meditation and Creativity Very often a vacuum is the residency that is the most appealing — it is here that shared ideals are amplified and resilience to change weakens. The characteristic of mighty s...
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