I love it when you read the words of your teacher and one time they mean one thing, and another time they mean something else.
This quote specifically:
Last year I sat with this sentence and how it landed with me was that the practice was about bringing myself BACK to calm again and again and again...
This year it sits with me differently.
Now I think there is strength in not getting hooked at the start. Seeing the hook and not biting it. Not getting disturbed by not getting hooked
A beginner's mind affords you riches in learning and learning and learning.
The same teaching can land a different way dependent on where you sit.
And you're never done.
You're always curious.
And always a beginner.