Have you seen that viral video going around with the little kid asking, “what do you practice?”?
Omg. It is so. Good.
So good that I set a couple reminders on my phone to pop up periodically throughout the asking the question, “what are you practicing?”
The idea is this.. what we practice we get very good at. When we practice worry, we’ll be great worriers. When we practice being suspicious of events, people, places, things, we’ll be very good at being suspicious. Etc, etc.
So the lesson I’m getting from this is: to stop throughout the day, check in with myself, & realize consciously what I am practicing at that moment.
Am I practicing being frantic?
Am I practicing seeing the bad?
Am I practicing judgment?
Am I practicing being in fear?
What if I was willing to practice allowance?
Being in love?
Not just when I’m in meditation, but always throughout the day.. noticing what I am practicing.
This morning I was trying to “get through” all the emails I’ve been putting off all week. The energy was really “I hate this,” “hurry up” and generally just tight and frantic.
Then the reminder; “what are you practicing?” popped up on my phone, and I realized it. I get the tightness. I felt the resistance. I was literally ‘practicing’ tightness, judgment, & resistance. Whoa!
And because of this little reminder, I was able to ask myself, “how can I practice joy right now?” “How can I practice how I would like to feel, right now?” So that I get really good at it.
I felt my shoulders drop.
I felt my lips curve up.
I heard a mantra of mine reverberate in my head, “I am peaceful.”
And just that like that a miracle happened.
I was practicing what I want to practice.
So this post is asking you, right now, what are you practicing? And would you rather be practicing something different?
Here’s your chance to shift it.
I’m with you.