I just received this very true and helpful quote in my email and felt compelled to share!
“What true patience is, is knowing that you want it and knowing that it’s coming and actually enjoying the unfolding along the way. Understand that you never get it done. So you might as well be patient. You never get it done, because every time you want and receive, you also receive a new perspective from which to want. Life is a constant unfolding of new desires and then a constant alignment to those desires.” [Abraham]
How important is it to have the right attitude when practicing? It REALLY MATTERS. Sometimes I have students who are extremely self-critical (um, as I am; I’m constantly beating the crap out of myself whilst practising!) and need to remind myself of this also.
When we are able to acknowledge that yes, my work today is better than last week, even if it’s slow progress, just this little pat on the back means so much: it reinforces confidence in our ability to become competent over time when we put in the time! It’s not about perfect or finished–look for the little progress and take comfort in the fact that yes, this very human way of learning–repeating a skill many times until it improves–also applies to us! Why should we expect to be different than other humans!?
Be mindful of having a positive attitude while we practice. It really makes the learning faster. It shows faith in ourselves.
Kind regards, Rosanna