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An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
My driving is horrible. It’s just terrible. Well, not so much my driving, more my parking really. What the heck happened? Since living in America, I no longer know how to parallel park. Worse, is the fact that I used to be a dab hand at squeezing into tiny little spaces in my tiny little car. Today, not so much. Now I need a space that would take a double decker bus.
On trips over the pond, my parking abilities are my greatest embarrassment. I can no longer nip into little spots with ease and grace…not to mention agility. I’m filled with envy for those motorists, who nochalantly ease into teeny weeny spaces without having to reverse in and out, and in and out and on and on…like me.
This could be me…but it’s not…honest.
Basically, I’m out of practice. And like most things in life, it’s the repeated practice that gains the skill.
And so it is with the laws of life. We may all know that nothing will change in our life, unless and until we change our thoughts, our inner conversations. But do we practice this?
We may know that our ability to imagine our life filled with what we want is the means to make our dreams come true. But do we practice this?
There’s an old Chinese proverb that says if you don’t change your direction you will end up exactly where you’re headed and the only way to steer the ship of our life in another direction is to have new thoughts, choose new beliefs, and only accept as true for us that which is positive and productive.
The beauty of it all is, we have the ability to say NO to any negative destructive idea, no matter if it belongs to us or someone else. We don’t have to let our past rule our future. Doesn’t matter how we thought yesterday, or even an hour ago. We can choose a different thought right now.
Today why not practice having great thoughts. Great thoughts will bring great things. Decide that today is the best day of your life…so far…and then decide the same thing tomorrow, and then the next day. This is practice. This is repeating something to gain a skill, the skill of choosing your thoughts. And as you change your thinking, expect a miracle, expect your fortunes to change, expect that all manner of things under heaven and earth will move to aid you and bring you new life experiences. Not too shabby for a little practice.
Encourage each other.
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