It is wonderful to learn new things.
It is wonderful to make connections and have insights about things that are important to you. However, insight alone cannot bring the change that you want to see in your life. You have to practice.
Practice has power.
Practice is what brings knowledge and insight from the head to the heart to our bodies. Geneen Roth often says that insight is not enough, you have to take action. Practicing is action.
As it applies to areas where I am passionate; being kind to yourself and having a happy relationship with your body and your food, practice is needed.
You need to practice eating when you are hungry. You need to practice feeling your feelings. You need to practice offering kindness to yourself. You need to practice being mindful. You need to practice any new skill you want to be good at.
There is even power in the use of the word practice. It is different than “try this and get it right”. Practice has the attitude of “try it, see how it goes, how it feels, what you learned and what you would do differently next time”.
Did you stumble? That is ok, We are just practicing. 🙂 Practice is a different heart-space, a different mind set.
We will forget to practice. We will screw it up some times. It is all ok. Life gives us so many opportunities to try again.
Breathe and try again.
A million times over.
It doesn’t matter. Keep practicing. It gets easier. It gets better. Mastery will be built.
Practice is power.