Now that we have all reset our intentions for 2017 (right?), we can step back and reflect on our practices. Without the power of practice, there is no lasting intention and ultimately no change.
Here are a few questions to guide your thinking:
- Do you have realistic practices that support your intentions?
- Do you have practices that help you calm down your nervous system? In the world we live in, re-centering practices are indispensable!
- How often do you practice? How regularly?
- Do you feel inspired by your practices? What part is pleasurable? Can you anchor your practices as beneficial experiences?
In our hurry to “get results” or to rush to our next task, we usually don’t let the benefits of our experiences sink into us and shape – synapse by synapse as Rick Hanson would say – our inner strengths (like resilience, consistency, insight, kindness or mindfulness).
Ultimately, the power of practice is to develop our capacity to truly enjoy the path.
Have a great week full of tiny pleasurable practices!