Recently, one of my five year-olds was talking about their swimming class. “I tried and tried and practiced and practiced and then I could do it!” My heart swelled with love and joy and pride. I hope my daughters remember that experience and hear that message in their heads for the rest of their lives.
I wanted a reminder myself, so I put one of my favorite quotes up in the kitchen:
“Do your practice and all is coming” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, in Mysore, India.
It may initially be a quote about yoga practice, but like most things related to yoga, it can be applied to any and all parts of life – playing an instrument, drawing, running, cooking, writing, staying healthy, being kind to yourself, being grateful, pursuing any goal….
Today I’m practicing patience, drawing, patience, writing, patience, gratitude, and patience again. What are you practicing today?