PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
A dear friend of mine once told me a story of a lady that was on her way to Carnegie Hall for a concert. She was running late and realized she wasn’t sure how to get there. She saw a man about to get into a cab, who happened to be Pavarotti, but the woman didn’t recognize who he was. She abruptly asked with immense anxiety, “Excuse me sir, do you know how to get to Carnegie Hall?” He replied with great peace and knowing, “Practice, Practice, Practice.”
There is time in our Spiritual Journey when we have reached a point called ‘input overload.’ We have read almost every book this side of the spiritual/self-help section of Barnes and Noble. We have done enough seminars, spiritual retreats, cleanses, meditations to know that we still aren’t walking our talk. It is one thing to ‘talk the talk’ and it is another to ‘walk the walk.’ Philosopher Francis Bacon summed it up, “It’s not what we eat, but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain, but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess, but what we practice that gives us integrity.” Committing to our spiritual practice is integrating our discipline to overcome negative thinking and actions. It is one major key to unlock our chains of suffering. The practice of speaking our world into existence is a minute by minute test. New actions create new neurons and forms new habits so that we can live in alignment with our Truth.
Daily Spiritual Affirmation: Everyday, in every way, I am becoming more me!
Daily Spiritual Action: Today, I will practice what I preach. I will be still, slipping into the gap of the unknown, transcending my true self and becoming one with the miracles of the universe!