Whether they play cello, swing a racket, or balance on tiptoe, musicians, athletes and dancers practice thousands of hours to get better at what they do.
There is another kind of practice, one that we can all engage in, regardless our talent, or lack of talent. Spiritual practice.
Spiritual practice doesn’t make us better at being spiritual. We already are spiritual. Spirituality is an inherent part of being human.
Spiritual practice makes us better at feeling better, and thus at doing (life) better, and being better — being the very best version of ourselves, staying engaged in the life we are living.
When we take care of our state — when we feel better — everything else gets better. We don’t get caught in the old traps. We stay in the game. We keep dancing.
We don’t react; we create.
Consistently feeling better matters because the things that stress us don’t take vacations. We need support every day to stay at the top of our game, the game only we can play, the dance only we can dance.
Challenges come in life, but stress is largely preventable. By restoring our well-being and sense of meaning every day, practice keeps most stress at bay. When we occasionally succumb to stress, daily practice enables us to recover faster.
Daily practice is very doable, no matter what your lifestyle. If you are a Reiki practitioner, it’s as simple as placing your hand. If you’re not a Reiki practitioner, turn your attention to your breath, and take a few moments to enjoy it, just as it is.
Daily practice doesn’t just happen. We have to make it part of our everyday lifestyle.
What obstacles have you overcome to maintain a steady practice? What obstacles would you like help with? Let’s support one another in daily practice so we can all feel better, do better, be better — so we can enjoy our lives and share our joy with the world around us.
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