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When does practice become easier?

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When practice becomes easier is the practice then boring?

over and over we try and try. And then we “fail” then, at some point we learn to go deeper Shunryu Suzuki

When we do something that’s challenging or something that we don’t feel like doing, because the task makes us feel awkward, nervous, inadequate, clumsy or maybe even anxious. It will take a lot of effort just to show up and to keep trying. (many have written about this)

practice is everything – Periander

The definition of practice used as a noun is, training, rehearsal, repetition, preparation and if you use practice as a verb it seems similar but it means rehearse, work on, and go through.

With difficult situations in life, such as, illness, death, divorce or loss of income, which are all challenging things. Facing these difficult things in life is a type of practice. It may not get easier but if we become familiar with the ebb and flow of life, the hope is that we may be able to handle the stresses of our lives with a little less resistance. It takes willingness, practice and presence.

For me, going to my studio is my practice, sometimes I fail and sometimes I am willing to go deeper.

The practice of holding hope and heartbreak – truly is my practice. 

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hope and heartbreak

abstract art by LL Griffin
abstract art by LL Griffin

Hope and heartbreak, beauty and pain, suffering and joy.

The word pairing could go on. What if we learned that contradictions can be true at the same time. Knowing hope and heartbreak without judgement and can happen at the exact same moment.

For inspiration listen to the recent podcast with author Katie DiCamillo with Krista Tippett about hope and heartbreak.

On Being interview with Katie Dicamillo – For the eight year in you

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