Charlotte Joko Beck was the founder and former head teacher at the Zen Center in San Diego.
I bought this book 10 years ago but it wasn’t until Eleanor recently pulled it off the shelf and dropped it on the ground that I picked it up and read it. (Very Zen, eh? lol)
Fun fact: Joko started practicing Zen at 48. She went on to become an influential figure in the American Zen movement, founding her own approach called Ordinary Mind.
When I learned that late-start biological fact, I thought of George Leonard—one of the leading figures in the early days of the human potential movement (and author of ). He started practicing Aikido at age 47. He went on to become a fifth-degree black belt.
So… If you feel a little “behind” in any aspect of your life, take heart! :)
The book is packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites with some practical wisdom we can apply to our lives TODAY so let’s jump straight in.
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