5 posts tagged practice

Gaining Confidence

The Gradual Process of Gaining Confidence

Being hard on ourselves and others, we often assert that we either have confidence—or we don't. Yet gaining confidence is a gradual process. It is only with practice that we learn to handle our affairs with proficiency and ease. Through practice, we learn to trust ourselves and our decisions, developing our self-assurance. Inherent within us, our self-assurance is not a momentary—nor set—thing. Rather it grows as our confidence expands, as we skillfully handle life's challenges. Only ...

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See How You’ve Grown

It needs to be good. No. It needs to be great. If it isn't, it's not worth anything. My sentiment is, of course, not true. Despite how I may feel, the worth of it, of anything, lies not in its goodness (or lack thereof) but in what is being expressed and shared through it. After all, "goodness" and "greatness" aren't real measures of anything. You may feel it's good, while I may feel it's not. Who's right? We both are. So who really cares what's good? Why let your fear of not being ...

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Don’t Know How

Is there a way to know how to do something without first doing it? Can I know how to play the piano without first playing it? Can I possibly, truly know how to do anything without having done it first? I need practice. I need to learn how to do the thing I desire. I need to do it, to know it. I need to make mistakes. I don't know how. I've never done this before. I have to practice, and I have to allow for the mistakes I'll make while I learn. It feels fair to provide myself ...

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Practicing With Pain

If the pain is going to be there either way, why would I choose to feel it? If I feel it, I can actually heal it. If I don't feel it, I can not know its true state, and I can not start to heal it. Whether I like it or not, feeling my pain fully is necessary for my healing, for my whole-ing. I can not reduce my pain when I don't acknowledge it. I can not feel more whole and healed when I deny parts of my experience. When I want to hide from my pain, I remember that in facing it, ...

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Everything We Are

Creative. Intuitive. Wise. Beautiful. And all the other qualities we (sometimes) believe only the special possess. The possession of these gifts, however, is not a special thing. For we each possess them, with varying degrees of visibility. The special thing, the thing stands out, is not the qualities themselves but the empowered use and the deliberate practice of them. For to practice and harness your creativity, your intuition, your wisdom, your beauty takes patience, dedicati...

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