Practice Vs Habits

  1. Practice is vesselling — Coming from the process of alchemy — Old alchemists recognized that all deep work requires a holding space, a secure vessel within which the work is carried out. Vessels both contain and separate — allowing us to attend to matters at hand, without being overwhelmed. At least for that time. (Francis Weller)
  • Practice is a gateway to deepen our connection to the great Unknown. We may get in touch with this well inside of us, that may be a matter of grace or faith, but to keep the water running we have to keep returning — to it through practice — (keep returning to the drawing book, to the yoga mat, to the writing desk, to the singing, to the prayer, to whatever form of practice you choose)
  • Practice invites humility– When we show up with regularity, we are also saying I am NOT perfect. I need practice. And so we are constantly awake and learning and present as we keep clearing the table for new arrivals.
  • Practice sets you free. When in the container, you can be you. You don’t have to worry (for that period of time) about what is happening outside. There is a momentary land, n which we can make new sense. You don’t have to worry about knowing everything or being perfect at it. It takes away any pressure of should, have to , guilt, shames etc.of being perfect.
  • Maybe some habits were transitional Objects, and we need to transition out.
  • Maybe its time we Practiced growing up.
  • Maybe we make a list of 7 Habits to give up.

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