We Talkin’ About PRACTICE!!!

Here are some dictionary definitions of “practice”:

(n.) repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it.

(n.) the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use.

(v.) perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency.

(v.) carry out or perform (a particular activity, method, or custom) habitually or regularly.

We use the word often when describing yoga, meditation, patience, etc….but I don’t hear the word used often to describe working out at the gym, being in a relationship, going to work, and other daily rituals or habits….it’s all “PRACTICE” to me!

When we can approach all of the elements of life as a practice…a journey…that is on the path to acquire or maintain proficiency…we can better appreciate the process and our present moment….recognizing that we are not perfect and this life is not solely available to us for the accomplishment of some result….

I am no longer a fan of the phrase “practice makes perfect”…mainly because perfection doesn’t get me anything…other than eliminating the need for practice anymore.

I practice friendships…

I practice love…

I practice eating….healthy…trying new things

I practice reading…

I practice listening….

I practice creating and observing art…

….failing, vulnerability, non-judgement, spontaneity, compassion…

….as a huge Philadeplhia sports fan….to quote 76ers Allen Iverson….YES….WE TALKIN’ ABOUT PRACTICE!


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