We are all beginners. Buddha’s wisdom includes the idea that one should find out the truth for themselves rather than take someone else’s word for the truth. Following this idea, starting a meditation practice is one way to find the true nature of things, love and compassion, for yourself. Receiving beginning guidance- given and received out of generosity and pure intention is a wonderful start to your practice. Asking for help and direction is a gift to others on the meditative Path.