BEGINNER'S MIND (初心)
A non-verbal guided mediation on water, nature and existence beyond thought.
"In the Beginner's Mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki (Sōtō Zen monk).
Shoshin (初心), a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “Beginner’s Mind”, and a potential antidote to today's fast paced world. If we can spend a few moments simply being, perceiving the world around us, we can lower heart rate, decrease blood pressure, reduce stress, boost immunity, and improve overall feelings of interconnectedness and wellbeing.
This film is a culmination of my work in the neuroscience and health fields, married with my love for nature, and the immersive power of film.
Featuring Iceland, Greenland, and the Denmark Strait.
Filmed and edited by Julia Ngeow
Music by Keith Kenniff
Re-Recording mixer Brian Goodheart
Post color by Claudia Perez @ Picture Farm Production