Practice Quotes by Ken Wilber, Jean de la Bruyere, Paul Brunton, Caroline Myss, Ann Rinaldi, Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof and many others.
The basic idea of integral transformative practice (ITP) is simple: the more aspects of our being that we simultaneously exercise, the more likely that transformation will occur.
The duty of a judge is to administer justice, but his practice is to delay it
This withdrawal from the day’s turmoil into creative silence is not a luxury, a fad, or a futility. It dissolves mental tensions and heals negative emotions.
The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind
A person has to be strong in life. A person must practice strength, even if they don’t feel it.
My position is that you do not have to practice a religion in order to have a religion.
The only thing is, people have to develop courage. It is most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtues consistently.
You can have calmness of mind at all times by the practice of yoga. You can have restful sleep. You can have increased energy, vigour, vitality, longevity, and a high standard of health. You can turn out efficient work within a short space of time. You can have success in every walk of life.
Responsible Development shares many practices with XP but the roots are different. Responsible Development’s values are honesty, transparency, accountability and responsibility. These lead me to pairing, test-first, incremental design, continuous integration and so on because they support the values.
The metaphor ( coaching) with sports is meant quite seriously… the coach stands back , observes the performance, and provides guidance. The coach applauds strengths, identifies weaknesses, points up principles, offers guiding and often inspiring imagery, and decides what kind of practice to emphasize.
Bestow rewards without respect to customary practice; publish orders without respect to precedent. Thus you may employ the entire army as you would one man.
The meaning of spirituality is to be healthy and happy; to be physically, emotionally and mentally strong. We can’t find this with imagination. We must practice.
When your attention moves into the Now, there is an alertness. It is as if you were waking up from a dream, the dream of thought, the dream of past and future. Such clarity, such simplicity. No room for problem-making. Just this moment as it is.
Some people are so solemn. They take their practice so seriously, that when the moment comes to let go of it, they can’t.
I think inequality is in our minds. I think this is what we learn through practice… The bridge of illusion must be shattered in order for a real bridge to be constructed. One of the things we learn is that inequality is an illusion.
Theory without practice is just as incomplete as practice without theory.
I remember coming home from school – I couldn’t wait to get to the piano so I could play and practice.
It only takes a few minutes in the morning to use gratitude to Have A Magical Day by giving thanks for the events in your day ahead of time, but this one practice alone will change the way your entire day unfolds.
Efficiency is a great secret that can drop us right into our ideal life path, but it is a hard one to practice and something that takes constant maintenance and work.
A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices.
The format of the race weekend is also very well thought out. We have enough practice time to get the cars well set-up and have a proper qualifying session where we can do as many laps as we like, which is great for the drivers and spectators.
On The Practice, I get to do what I love to do, and I am making a contribution that will, in the end, help raise social consciousness, dispel some of the myths about being large, and change the way that people view and interact with large people
I practice loving-kindness meditation, which cultivates compassion and equanimity.
My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.
I love swimming, tennis, and I am taking up golf. I am not serious about it, I just go to the range and practice. Other than that, I enjoy going to the movies and hanging out with my friends.
Theory can leave questions unanswered, but practice has to come up with something.
Make me chaste and To what excesses will men not go for the sake of a religion in which they believe so little and which they practice so imperfectly!
I practice in my head.
At one point in my practice, of the 10 largest home builders in the United States, seven of the 10 were my clients.
Train passengers may be astonished to learn how many working practices still seem rooted in the age of steam. For example, the majority of Sunday services rely on staff working overtime – an antiquated and expensive arrangement given the seven-day society in which we now live.
The final end of abortion in America will come when every human being begins to appreciate his own life as a gift from God and the lives of those entrusted to his care as the true blessings they are.В A culture that affirms life will not practice contraception nor will it murder its progeny.
One of the best ways to practice the presence of the Lord is to thank Him all the time.
Spiritual people are not those who engage in certain spiritual practices; they are those who draw their life from a conversational relationship with God.
The practice of thrift is not outdated. We must discipline ourselves to live within our incomes even if it means going without or making do. The wise person can distinguish…between basic needs and extravagant wants. Some find budgeting extremely painful, but I promise you, it is never fatal.
What’s with all the running, anyway? I mean, I realize the importance of stamina and all that, but shouldn’t I be moving on to something with a little hitting? They’re still killing me in group practice.вЂќ “Maybe you should hit harder.
Do not analyze things to death. Sometimes the best strategy is, “Ready, fire, aim.” Do it first , then make adjustments. The answer lies in action-not in words.
The practice of charity will bind us – will bind all men in one great brotherhood.
Maintaining silence about a dirty truth is another way of lying, a common practice in high places.
Young poets are advised by their elders to avoid the practice of journalism as they would wet socks and gin before breakfast.
I intend to do what I can, working with my congressional colleagues, Republicans and Democrats, to help bring about the changes to the practices and Institutions of our democracy that they want and deserve.
The invention of money opened a new field to human avarice by giving rise to usury and the practice of lending money at interest while the owner passes a life of idleness.
One of the things Mother said to me, ‘You want this, you’re going to practice.’ And I know how to practice.
The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
Those who are enamoured of practice without science are like a pilot who goes into a ship without rudder or compass and never has any certainty of where he is going. Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory.
Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most difficult of the sciences and arts. There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension, judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
I was an athlete growing up. I was a wrestler, I played football, so I can take a fall. I actually wanted to be a stuntman when I was kid, so I would practice falling down the stairs. It’s just something I like to do.
There are some who write, talk, and think, so much about vice and virtue, that they have no time to practice either the one or the other.
There’s so much spontaneity involved, what do you practice? How do you practice teamwork? How do you practice sharing? How do you practice daring? How do you practice being nonjudgmental?
It feels good. Kinda like when you have to shut your computer down, just sometimes when it goes crazy, you just shut it down and when you turn it on, it’s okay again. That’s what meditation is to me.
All your experiences, all your meditations, all your prayer, all that you do, is self-centred. It is strengthening the self, adding momentum, gathering momentum, so it is taking you in the opposite direction. Whatever you do to be free from the self also is a self-centred activity.
Article Five: If you have no reason or ability to accomplish anything, then just practice the art of becoming.
We may learn by practice such things upon earth as shall be of use to us in heaven. Piety, unostentatious piety, is never out of place.
Practice without improvement is meaningless.
But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.
I am convinced that the public, large majority of the Greek people, realize that policies pursued in the past and the market practices have to be changed, in order to improve the prospects of the Greek economy. So there is, I think, strong public support despite the increases in social tensions.
Practice, which some regard as a chore, should be approached as just about the most pleasant recreation ever devised.
We never had a trampoline, but I wished I did. We’d sneak into a friend’s pool and use their trampoline to practice backflips.
Human life is a series of compromises, and it is not always easy to achieve in practice what one has found to be true in theory.
Both Christians and religious Jews are finding it increasingly difficult to practice their faiths through college groups on so-called mainline campuses in the United States.
The harm that theology has done is not to create cruel impulses, but to give them the sanction of what professes to be lofty ethic, and to confer an apparently sacred character upon practices which have come down from more ignorant and barbarous times.
Most women, when they ask me for beauty tips aren’t really prepared for my answer, which is, there is no magic beauty wand that can transform you and make you beautiful. It takes practice and what you see on Rupaul’s Drag Race is years and years of practice.
When you’re not practicing, someone somewhere is. And when the two of you meet, assuming roughly equal ability, the other person will win.
According to Christian belief, man exists for the sake of God; according to the liberal church, in practice if not in theory, God exists for the sake of man.
Co-operation, like other difficult things, can be learned only by practice: and to be capable of it in great things, a people must be gradually trained to it in small. Now the whole course of advancing civilization is a series of such training.
Success has to do with deliberate practice. Practice must be focused, determined, and in an environment where there’s feedback.
Singing is actually something that I practice almost every day and definitely at the top of my inspirational list.
Accustom yourself to master and overcome things of difficulty; for if you observe, the left hand for want of practice is insignificant, and not adapted to general business; yet it holds the bridle better than the right, from constant use.
Modern psychology teaches that experience is not merely the best teacher, but the only possible teacher.. There is no war between theory and practice. The most valuable experience demands both, and the theory should supplement the practice and not precede it.
Most people get excited about games, but I’ve got to be excited about practice, because that’s my classroom.
If a man is a quitter, I’d rather find out in practice than in a game. I ask for all a player has so I’ll know later what I can expect.
I played American Legion ball starting when I was 14. But I didn’t catch until I was 17. I was 75-3 as a high school pitcher, but it was like everybody knew that I was supposed to be a catcher. When the scouts would come around, and I was pitching, they’d make me take infield practice so the scouts could watch me throw.
If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
Why do we believe in and practice polygamy? Because the Lord introduced it to his servants in a revelation given to Joseph Smith, and the Lord’s servants have always practiced it. ‘And is that religion popular in heaven?’ It is the only popular religion there.
Most of our songs were written on acoustic guitar before they made it to the practice stage.
During the off-season, I try to increase my practice sessions, and I am also training with my coaches.
Have you ever heard of a pianist who never had to practice – or of an architect who didn’t bother to find out why buildings stand up?
I condemn polygamy, yes, as a practice, because I think it is not doctrinal. It is not legal. And this church takes the position that we will abide by the law.
There was one time during my busiest month when I went into school, and they were like, ‘Sadie, where’s your calculator? The PSAT is today.’ I was like, ‘The what?’ Luckily, it was the practice one, but I still had to text my dad and get him to bring me my graphing calculator.
I dare not so honor my mere wishes and prayers as to put them for a moment beside your noble acts; but this know, I would rather submit to the worst of deaths, so far as pain goes, than have a single dog or cat tortured on the pretence of sparing me a twinge or two.
Consider six or eight hours a day sacred to the Lord and His work, and let nothing hinder your giving this time (to language study and practice) till you can preach fluently and intelligibly.
The Baltimore Police Department had engaged in a pattern of practice of conduct that violated the constitution and federal law, and this conduct had eroded trust and to deprive the people of Baltimore of the rights and the protections guaranteed to every American.
See who is the subject; and this inquiry leads you to pure Consciousness beyond the subject.
When I was in elementary school, we weren’t allowed to do sports other than cheerleading. By junior high, they let us play, but we had to come back after 6:30 p.m. to practice because there was only one gymnasium and the boys used it first.
I don’t see pitches down the middle anymore – not even in batting practice.
Activities that seem to represent choices are often inert reproductions of accepted practice.
Practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control. Good judgment and common sense are essential.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
Perhaps we should stop talking about being faithful to have a quiet time with God each day, as if we were doing something to earn a reward. It would be better to talk about the privilege of spending time with the God of the universe and the importance for our own sake of being consistent in that practice.
To practice magic is to bear the responsibility for having a vision.
Some people consider the practice of love and compassion is only related to religious practice and if they are not interested in religion they neglect these inner values. But love and compassion are qualities that human beings require just to live together.
Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
Qualities like love and compassion are not just abstract virtues that are the property of saints and adepts. Anyone can develop these qualities in themselves by doing spiritual practices. As the Buddha said, Come and see.
Inspirational Psychology includes the practical application of identifying the thoughts and mistaken beliefs that cause us pain, along with a contemplative practice to discover our true nature, which is Love.
Sound economy is a sound understanding brought into action; it is calculation realized; it is the doctrine of proportion reduced to practice; it is foreseeing contingencies, and providing against them.
There is a gulf between the high value Americans put on life in theory and its cheapness in practice.
The heart of most spiritual practices is simply this: Remember who you are. Remember what you love. Remember what is sacred. Remember what is true. Remember that you will die and that this day is a gift. Remember how you wish to live.
Human beings will continue to deceive and overpower one another. Basically, everyone exists in the very nature of suffering, so to abuse or mistreat each other is futile. The foundation of all spiritual practice is love. That you practice this well is my only request.
It is never a good practice to continue to sleep after sunrise. We should not think of staying in bed once we are awake; it increases laziness and dullness. Those who cannot decrease the amount of sleep quickly may do it in gradual stages. Those who do regular spiritual practice do not need much sleep.
We have to define and put into practice a better, more coherent and effective policy on income security.
My teaching is not a philosophy. It is the result of direct experience…
My teaching is a means of practice, not something to hold onto or worship.
My teaching is like a raft used to cross the river.
Only a fool would carry the raft around after he had already reached the other shore of liberation.
My teaching is a means of practice, not something to hold onto or worship.
My teaching is like a raft used to cross the river.
Only a fool would carry the raft around after he had already reached the other shore of liberation.
Coming out of BYU’s football spring, 1999, practice: We might have a chance to be pretty good.
People with different personalities, different approaches, different values succeed not because one set of values or priorities is superior but because their values and practices are genuine.
On the whole, the life of a chess professional is not as easy as it appears at first sight. One needs to devote some ten hours a day to chess and to everything connected with it – physical and psycholgical preparation.
I think the most rewarding part of the job, and I think most coaches would say it, is practice. If you have it, a very good practice in which you have 12 guys participate, and they can really get something out of it, lose themselves in practice.
Research has shown that it takes 31 days of conscious effort to make or break a habit. That means, if one practices something consistently for 31 days, on the 32nd day it does become a habit. Information has been internalised into behavioural change, which is called transformation.
Streaming TV shows, movies, and other types of video over the Internet to all manner of devices, once a fringe habit, is now a squarely mainstream practice. Even people still paying for cable or satellite service often also have Netflix or Hulu accounts.
I was lucky to have the right heroes. Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you how you’ll turn out to be. The qualities of the one you admire are the traits that you, with a little practice, can make your own, and that, if practiced, will become habit forming.
Make it a practice to kick yourself for every time you answer your children with the words NOT RIGHT NOW.
A person of wisdom is not one who practices Buddhism apart from worldly affairs but, rather, one who thoroughly understands the principles by which the world is governed.
Cheerfulness is among the most laudable virtues. It gains you the good will and friendship of others. It blesses those who practice it and those upon whom it is bestowed.
One might say science is the sum total of our knowledge of the universe, the great library of the known, but the practice of science happens at the border between the known and the unknown. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we peer into the darkness with eyes opened not in fear but in wonder.
So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person. [True Love. A Practice for Awakening the Heart.]
We begin the path toward defeating Mexico’s real adversary, who represents authoritarianism and the worst antidemocratic practice, who represents a return to corruption as a system and impunity as conviction. That adversary is Pena Nieto and his party.
There is a word, in a verb, something sacred which forbids us from using it recklessly.В To handle a language cunningly is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.
When I started, these [yoga] were very functional practices, as I said, productive to lose weight, or whatever, and now it has become a very spiritual kind of practice.
Once I step on the field, by the things I do in practice and the way I practice, you can’t tell that I don’t love the game. But I just know it deep down.
The key to maintaining your inspiration in the day-to-day work of meditation practice is to approach it as playвЂ”a happy opportunity to master practical skills, to raise questions, experiment, and explore.
Writing is something that I practice at every day to get better at.
There are many, many Christians who practice Buddhism, and they become better and better Christians all the time.
If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.
[Positive mental attitude] is a practice, you gotta practice. I practice being still.
Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.
This is quotes copyright В© By Pumpkin Limited
This is quotes copyright В© By Pumpkin Limited
The man of action is not the headstrong fool who rushes into danger with no thought for himself, but the man who puts into practice the things he knows.
Revolutionary practice in any field of human existence develops by itself if one comprehends the contradictions in every new process; it consists in siding with those forces which act in the direction of progressive development.
Those who live not by law would be justified by Custom: but, as common practice is the worst teacher that ever was, so the truth and goodness of things is not to be estimated by the entertainment and acceptance they find in the world.
Live your life without hurting anybody. Harmlessness is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will take you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless.
We have to make truth and non-violence not matters for mere individual practice but for practice by groups and communities and nations. That at any rate is my dream. I shall live and die in trying to realize it. My faith helps me to discover new truths every day.
I teach self-reliance, the world’s most subversive practice. I teach people how to grow their own food, which is shockingly subversive. So, yes, itвЂ™s seditious. But itвЂ™s peaceful sedition.
Society has always to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
The first practice is the practice of undiscriminating virtue: take care of those who are deserving; also, and equally, take care of those who are not. When you extend your virtue in all directions without discriminating, you feet are firmly planted on the path that returns to the Tao.
Kenya is risking sanctions from international competition because international organisations think we are not addressing the problem in line with world best practice.
In terms of the New Testament the Jews must suffer, therefore we will put it into practice if we will in charge and there will be no sympathy for the Jews when the blacks take over.
We usually spend one hour per week on ballet but Marta Karolyi has us do a lot of compulsory floor in the morning practice.
Now is the time when your action is practice.
I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily. Opposition to godliness is atheism in profession and idolatry in practice. Atheism is so senseless and odious to mankind that it never had many professors.
There is nothing like practice.
Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice.
People who are meditating every day and involved in a serious spiritual practice don’t usually wake up in the morning and want to rush out to eat a bunch of junk food.
Condition comes from hard work during practice and proper mental and moral conduct between practices.
The way you get more is by having a daily spiritual practice.
I see my practice as picture making. Whatever is available, I use.
I told all kinds of stories about going to Japan, about playing ball with my father… I wanted to record my life in case it was going to end soon. So, I wrote that and it was very comforting to have that practice in the afternoons in my living room. I just wrote about my life.
The test of real and vigorous thinking, the thinking which ascertains truths instead of dreaming dreams, is successful application to practice.
Everyday brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.
The difficult thing about practice isn’t learning to sit for an hour, or sit for a weekend, or go on a three-month retreat, as hard as those things are. The difficult thing is to pay attention to what is happening right here and now.
If your practice is good, you may become proud of it. What you do is good, but something more is added to it. Pride is extra. Right effort is to get rid of something extra.
In my own spiritual journey, I became a swami on the Hindu path of Bhakti. In the Hindu tradition, a swami is a monk who forgoes regular family life for the purpose of making the whole world his family and channels his full energy into spiritual practice, devotion to God and service to humanity.
Strength is natural, but grace is the growth of habit. This charming quality requires practice if it is to become lasting.
All these practices and struggles to become religious are only negative work, to take off the bars, and open the doors to that perfection which is our birthright, our nature.
Natural farming is just farming, nothing more. You don’t have to be a spiritually oriented person to practice my methods.
Hold no grudges and practice forgiveness. This is the key to having peace in all your relationships.
It’s hard for me to just practice without writing something.
Aim for the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you’ll hit the bull’s-eye of success.
If one is experiencing poverty, practice ordinary and extreme generosity – this is the antidote.
My desires are simply I love to teach, I love to be in uniform, I love to throw batting practice, I love to be with the kids.
No one has as much luck around the greens as one who practices a lot.
Practice your improv more than learn your lines. ‘Cause there’s no way you’ll be able to learn all those lines in a short time. You have to realize what you know and what you don’t know – and what you don’t know, just come up with three alternate lines or improv that you can put in that spot.
Adversity is a natural part of being human. It is the height of arrogance to prescribe a moral code or health regimen or spiritual practice as an amulet to keep things from falling apart.
Practice to look stupid, practice to look like you are not good enough or smart enough where you couldn’t do things right and get over it anyway. The truth of the matter is we are all going to feel that way.
For us to think we can enjoy, understand and practice the Christian religion with just Matthew to Revelation is foolishness.
Remember, don’t waste time comparing your life to others who seem more fortunate. Being fortunate is based on how much peace you have, not how many luxuries or conveniences you have. Practice from the heart to make peace with what is.
Flee laziness which while it produces an immediate delight, ends in the sorrow of repentance. And know that nature without exercise is a seed shut up in the pod, and art without practice is nothing.
Through the deeply theraputic practice of asana, we begin to purify our karmas, thereby healing our past relationships with others and reestablishing a steady and joyful connection with the Earth, which means all beings.
You can go through hundreds of lifetimes in one, and it all starts with daily meditation practice.
Even if I don’t have the money to take vocal lessons, I’ll practice in the house by myself singing out loud.
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
The greatest proof of Christianity for others is not how far a man can logically analyze his reasons for believing, but how far in practice he will stake his life on his belief.
The ultimate truth is like the flavour of an apple which you can’t see with the eye or hear with the ear. The only way to experience it is to put the teachings into practice. Once you taste it, you are no longer in any doubt about its flavour and you do not have to ask anyone else. The problem is solved.
Life is a do-it-yourself kit, so do it yourself. Work. Practice.
One of the most important qualities in a pope is his judgment of people – can he get around him the people who can put into practice his vision of what the Church must be doing now to fulfill its mandate from the Lord.
Futures thinking is hard work. Fortunately, you do get better at it with practice. It’s worth the effort.
That love of the practice of ending suffering will probably be all of the awakening that you would ever desire.
I didn’t care if we ever quit practicing. I loved it. The only other guy I ever knew who loved it as much was Jerry Duncan. He would beg to practice even when he was hurt. I’ve actually seen him cry because the trainer told him he couldn’t scrimmage.
Practice your swing until it becomes a habit of mind and muscle.
There is no control and perfection is arrogant. Practice messiness, letting go, and doing things badly.
Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action.
One ounce of the practice of righteousness and of spiritual Self-realisation outweighs tons and tons of frothy talk and nonsensical sentiments.
AIDS is still around. Therefore, you have to practice safe sex.
I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.
How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There’s a law against it.
Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?
As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.
Children, everyone should try to wake up before five in the morning. The ideal time for spiritual practices like meditation and chanting is Brahma Muhurta. During this period, sattvic qualities are predominant in nature. Moreover, the mind will be clear and body energetic.
He had one uniform practice, and a very bad one it was, during the time of family worship, and just three or four seconds before the conclusion of the prayer, he started to his feet, and ran barking round the apartment like a crazed beast.
Corner one of the hundreds of doctors who specialize in autism recovery, and they’ll tell you stories of dozens of kids in their practice who no longer have autism. Ask them to speak to the press and they’ll run for the door. They know better.
When I wrote The Onion Field, I realized that my first two novels were just practice.
Legislation that would withhold funding for the United Nations is fundamentally flawed in concept and practice, sets us back, is self-defeating, and doesn’t work.
The nature of light is a subject of no material importance to the concerns of life or to the practice of the arts, but it is in many other respects extremely interesting.
If you’re a musician, you can practice your guitar every day and write songs, but when you’re an actor, you can’t just like burst into a monologue. Your only exercise is when you’re in prep or you’re working.
Whoever has not begun the practice of prayer, I beg for the love of the Lord not to go without so great a good. There is nothing here to fear but only something to desire.
The thought you have now shapes your experience of the next moment. Practice shaping the moment.
I warned that there should be no place on Earth where terrorists can rest and train and practice their deadly skills. I meant it. I said that we would act with others, if possible, and alone if necessary to ensure that terrorists have no sanctuary anywhere. Tonight, we have.
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
[Janco] paused. His eyes held a distant gleam as if seeing into his past. ‘My first practice was a shock. I was a cocky smart aleck–‘ [Opal] ‘Was?’ [J] ‘Be quiet. I’m telling a story here.
The nature of the mind is such that if certain mental qualities are developed on a sound basis, they not only remain, but they also increase. In fact, once properly developed, the mind’s good qualities eventually increase indefinitely. Therefore spiritual practice brings us long-term happiness and inner strength.
Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
Habitual texters may not only cheat their existing relationships, they can also limit their ability to form future ones since they don’t get to practice the art of interpreting nonverbal visual cues.
Shamanism is a kind of universal spiritual practice with indigenous cultures around the world, and one important element of it is taking care of spirits.
Mormonism is not simply a commitment to a theology or a church practice, but a social-cultural order.
Above all, practice being loyal to your Soul.
We can’t be satisfied as a team. We have one goal in mind right now and it’s the next game. We want to get to the championship. We have to come out in practice and get after each other. There can’t be any letdowns, we have to keep going.
The best practice is inspired by theory.
We always need to be prepared and work hard in practice so we can be just like the farmer who has put that fourth cutting of hay in the barn. After he does that, he can feel good about what is going to happen the rest of the winter.
Was Sen. Barack Obama a Muslim? Did he ever practice Islam? The presidential candidate officially rejects the claims, but the issue of Obama’s personal faith has re-emerged amid conflicting accounts of his enrollment as a Muslim during elementary school in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Adoration outside Holy Mass prolongs and intensifies what has taken place in the liturgical celebration and makes a true and profound reception of Christ possible. I . . . warmly recommend, to Pastors and to all the faithful, the practice of Eucharistic adoration
My theory is to enjoy life, but my practice is against it.
The very essence of success is practice.
My message is the practice of compassion, love and kindness.
In some cultures, when you give someone a gift, it’s expected that they will pass it on. This seems like a peculiar practice in the West, but in many other societies, a gift has a spirit. If you try to possess the gift, you remove its spirit as a gift.
When I diced vegetables, it was painstaking work to make sure that every single piece looked the same: 1/4-inch cubed for small, 3/4-inch cubed for large. It’s a matter of practice and precision.
You can set your intention to better understand your soul, your spirit, through daily practices like prayer, yoga and meditation, etc.
Words in the mind are like colors on the palette of the artist. The more colors we have access to, the easier it is to create a captivating picture on the canvas, and the more practice we give to using those many colors appropriately and uniquely, the more likely we will be to create a masterpiece of self expression.
Practice not wanting, desiring, judging, doing, fighting, knowing. Practice just being. Everything will fall into place.
No matter how much more I practice, my English will never be perfect. If it is really terrible, I’ll correct it, but otherwise, I do it my Jackie Chan way.
I’m steeped in aesthetic theory, so I tend to bring in my own amateurish way of baring a little bit – when, in practice, I’m not thinking about that when I’m working over the keyboard, or musing over musical ideas in my head. But when discussing it, we want to have some new thought about this new music.
The Yogi conquers the body by the practice of asanas, making the body a fit vehicle for the spirit. The Yogi knows that it is a necessary vehicle for the spirit, for a soul without a body is like a bird deprived of its power to fly.
Technique itself springs from play, because we can acquire technique only by the practice of practice, by persistently experimenting and playing with our tools and testing their limits and resistances.
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
Once you have your practice and you have your mechanics, you must be able to go out there and trust your mechanics.
Every place is a place to practice. Every time is a time to practice. Zen is concerned with the thought we have this moment rather than with rituals or rules of behavior
In theory, everybody buys the best and cheapest commodities offered to him on the market. In practice, if every one went around pricing, and chemically testing before purchasing, the dozens of soaps or fabrics or brands of bread which are for sale, economic life would become hopelessly jammed.
That’s why it’s called a practice. We have to practice a practice if it is to be of value.
There is nothing in this game of golf that can’t be improved upon if you practice.
The Master views the parts with compassion, because he understands the whole. His constant practice is humility. He doesn’t glitter like a jewel but lets himself be shaped by the Tao, as rugged and common as a stone.
The U.S. states that allow for citizens’ initiatives tend to have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don’t. But the beauty of the system is that it encourages the spread of best practice.
I can eat anything. After practice I can stop at McDonald’s. I don’t have a problem with gaining weight, thank God.
I can’t see that it’s wrong to give him a little legal experience before he goes out to practice law.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently
CPR dummy looked like him and had clearly been stabbed. Repeatedly. In the groin. He thought she might have used the dummy for target practice, and tried not to be offended. Key word: tried.
Every society by its own practice of living and by the mode of relatedness, of feelings, and perceiving, develops a system of categories which determines the forms of awareness.
I used to practice clinical medicine. Now I practice political medicine, because it’s the mother of all illnesses.
Eventually I lost interest in trying to control my life, to make things happen in a way that I thought I wanted them to be. I began to practice surrendering to the universe and finding out what “it” wanted me to do.
In writing practice, there’s no direction. You enter your own mind and follow it where it takes you. We have a great need to connect with our own mind and our own true self. And all of us have a story to tell.
Living a good life leads to enduring happiness. Goodness in and of itself is the practice AND the reward.
I think Dalai Lama is always careful about stressing that people be led into the practice by somebody who knows what’s going on.
If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve.
Spiritual practice is not just sitting and meditation. Practice is looking, thinking, touching, drinking, eating and talking. Every act, every breath, and every step can be practice and can help us to become more ourselves.
Music was literally in the air at the time, the Vienna of 1780. Everybody played music, classical music. There were in fact so many musicians that in apartment buildings people had to come up with a schedule – you practice at 5 p.m., I’ll practice at 6 p.m. That way the music didn’t collide with one another.
Practice is a talent. Perseverance is a talent. Hard work is a talent.
Before I start, I search the internet for hours looking for inspiration – I look at horror movies, special effects, everything. Then, I take a bunch of screenshots, and pile them together in Photoshop to create a story for myself. I plan it out in my head, but I don’t ever practice beforehand.
There is a distinction, but no opposition, between theory and practice. Each to a certain extent supposes the other. Theory is dependent on practice; practice must have preceded theory.
The more clearly a principle is understood by the intellect, the more inexcusable is the neglect to put it into practice.
I think a player constantly improves his understanding of chess with experience.
Legibility, in practice, amounts simply to what one is accustomed to.
I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.
It is as important to monitor your mind constantly as it is to sit down and practice meditation.
What the left says sounds very good but, in practice, it works out very badly.
The practice of patience in crafting and process is a virtue that needs to come back.
ItвЂ™s perfectly natural for me to sit down and talk about meditating and spiritual practice with my friends. But then I realize, how would it sound to a drunk cynical guy in London?
I love players like Thurston Moore. I mean, you can put notes down on a sheet of paper, and if you practice and get your chops up, you can play like an Eddie Van Halen or a Steve Vai. But nobody can do what Thurston Moore does; he’s his own guy. He talks through his instrument in a language that’s all his own.
If self-driving cars are going to work – they’re being tested now, as you know – the computers that drive them have to have lots of practice before they’re allowed to get out in a real car on the roads.
Goal setting will never stop. I will continue to work hard and practice hard and see where things go.
Most people are not good people. In business, in art, in almost every ‘world’ I’ve been in, most people I’ve meet are pretty gray to black. It takes practice to be the person who is a source of compassion and honesty.
Whenever a thought arises, instead of trying even a little either to follow it up or to fulfil it, it would be better to first enquire, “To whom did this thought arise?”
It takes practice to hear your true desires. Your passion will often come as a whisper or serendipitous event that reminds you of what’s important and what makes you happy.
I’ve found the best thing to do is to really be loving, kind, forgiving and compassionate with yourself. There are some wonderful practices for that which I talk about in Love For No Reason.
Musical practice is too young an art in America to warrant a search for men with a conductor’s gift.
It’s amazing how the same pace in practice can feel so much harder than on race day. Stay confident. Trust the process.
Writing fiction, like reading fiction, is a practice in empathy.
It’s hard to shape glass. It took me years of practice, and as a result, I’ve never gotten bored with it. It’s difficult. Every time I come into the studio, I’ve got some sort of new challenge. And something that I would like to learn how to do better, and the material never disappoints me.
As far as I understand, the president-elect of the United States [Donald Trump] is ready for such joint work. We do not know yet what it will be like in actual practice. We have to wait for him to take office and form his administration.
General practice is at least as difficult, if it is to be carried on well and successfully, as any special practice can be, and probably more so; for the G.P. has to live continually, as it were, with the results of his handiwork.
While, as I recall, conservative little boys practice quick draw with their cap guns while playing cowboys and Indians, apparently liberal little boys practice how fast they can throw up their hands to surrender to the guys in the black hats.
With practice, you will master your own dreams.
Think joy, talk joy, practice joy, share joy, saturate your mind with joy, and you will have the time of your life today and every day all your life.
At first we will only skim the surface of the earth like young starlings, but soon, emboldened by practice and experience, we will spring into the air with the impetuousness of the eagle, diverting ourselves by watching the childish behavior of the little men or awling miserably around on the earth below us.
Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20th and 21st century, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
My reading practice is one reason I mostly don’t read electronically. Different books are in different rooms of my house, and one is in my backpack. Physical location tells me what book to read.
Nothing bears out in practice what it promises incipiently.
It is very important to be reading as well as writing. A doctor is not going to ignore new surgery practices.
All of us have an aura, a body of energy linked to different planes of awareness. Some have the ability to access more planes of awareness then others because of past lives, because of practice in this life.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen Hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon.
For some of my friends who raise personal objections to marriage equality, they still recognize the importance of being accepting. And many of them also recognize that regardless of what they choose to believe or practice at home or at their church, that doesn’t give them the right to discriminate.
To practice kata is not to memorize an order. Find the katas that work for you, understand them, digest them & stick with them for life.
Of all parts of wisdom, the practice is the best. Socrates was esteemed the wisest man of his time because he turned his acquired knowledge into morality, and aimed at goodness more than greatness.
There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.
Sex, whatever else it is, is an athletic skill. The more you practice, the more you can, the more you want to, the more you enjoy it, the less it tires you.
If we look at the world with a deluded body and mind, we will think that our self is permanent. But if we practice correctly and return to our true self, we will realize that nothing is permanent
True worship leads to a more full knowledge of self, God, heaven, duty, doctrine, practice and experience.
I’m talking about: Are we competing today, every minute, in everything we do in practice. Are we letting loose and daring to be great here and now? And can we sustain that? And repeat it. Trophies are great, but we’re trying to win forever.
Faith is not something that one has; faith is something that one practices at the very moment in your life when you really don’t believe anything, and you’re in the worst kind of despair.
In fact, many people, including some who practice yoga, assume that yoga is nothing more than a form of exercise, or they believe that only the physical aspects of yoga have relevance to their lives. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Many of the men who had come to the wilderness to practice religion appeared to have forgotten its true nature.
Chemistry cannot be manufactured or forced, so Wild Flag was not a sure thing, it was a ‘maybe,’ a ‘possibility.’ But after a handful of practice sessions, spread out over a period of months, I think we all realized that we could be greater than the sum of our parts.
I’ve found that techniques and practices of energy medicine offer healings that are often quicker, safer, and more effective than many better known healing practices.
When I was growing up, I had no idea that I could possibly become a writer. I wrote endlessly in journals – a practice I maintained for a long time, well into the writing life I had no idea I could ever have.
‘Wherefore, brethren, thus must ye train yourselves : Liberation of the will through love will develop, we will often practice it, we will make it vehicle and base, take our stand upon it, store it up, throughly set it going.’
Synergies are not only about cost reduction. Synergies can be access to markets, exchange of products, avoiding overlaps, exchange of best practices.
It is not necessary for one to have perfected moral practice before asking others to consider their own actions
DonвЂ™t let the past ruin your future. (Acheron) Meaning what, oh great Yoda? (Kyrian) You take care of the kid. IвЂ™ll take care of your patrol tonight. I could use the target practice. (Acheron)
Writing about my illness put me into places. It was very triggering. I had to completely remove myself and practice self-care. I learned to be patient.
The very best players, when they are practicing, put everything they’ve got into it. But then they leave it for a while. And it’s the same in dharma practice.
Only by practice and non-attachment can we conquer mind.
Whatever state I am in, I see it as a state of mind to be accepted as it is.
Our practice should be based on the ideal of selflessness. Selflessness is very difficult to understand. If you try to be selfless, that is already a selfish idea. Selflessness will be there when you do not try anything.
Everything is practice.
The grand result of schooling is a mind with just vision to discern, with free force to do: the grand schoolmaster is Practice.
Whatever strength the masses have is due entirely to ahimsa, however imperfect or defective its practice might have been.
Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience.
Though we claim to believe the whole of Scripture, in practice we frequently deny much of it by ignoring it.
Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains, we are all creative. And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents.
A walk in the woods can reveal many things, and it is a good time to practice transcendentalism. Look at a tree and realize it’s not just a tree, its roots may go into the ground but it may also go into other worlds, other eternities.
The means that make one qualified for enquiry are meditation, yoga, etc. One should gain proficiency in these through graded practice and thus secure a stream of mental modes that is natural and helpful.
Russian is such a tough and complex language that I am happy enough to understand everything and read most things pretty well, but, without constant practice, my speech is not what I wish it was, and I would sooner write in crayon than write a letter in Russian.
The hajj is one of the five essential practices of Islam; when they make the pilgrimage to Mecca, Muslims ritually act out the central principles of their faith.
I know of no better answer to the foul practices that confront our young people than the teachings of a mother, given in love with an unmistakable warning.
Basketball requires discipline. So does writing. Basketball requires practice. So does writing. Basketball requires resilience. So does writing.
Differences exist in practice and organization between the Lord’s Church and man-made institutions.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
Our patterns are well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wanting for them to be ventilated isn’t enough. Those of us who struggle with this know.
There is a true Buddha in family life; there is a real Tao in everyday activities. If people can be sincere and harmonious, promoting communication with a cheerful demeanor and friendly words, that is much better than formal meditation practice.
I have done a fair bit of meditation practice, but I think through climbing it’s definitely an easier way for me to tap into that mental state of being present and in the moment, very in tune with your body. But not in an intellectual way. Just really responding to the moment, where you don’t have time to think.
Medical practice is not knitting and weaving and the labor of the hands, but it must be inspired with soul and be filled with understanding and equipped with the gift of keen observation . . .
Art and writing come from somewhere down around the lizard brain. It’s a much more peculiar activity than we like to think it is. The problems arise when we try to domesticate the practice, to pretend that it’s a normal human activity and that “everybody’s creative.” They’re not.
If you’re consumed with God’s life, if you share his love with others, if you practice it each day, you too can start a revolution of love in your own home, in your own church, in your own neighborhood.
Television is not like making records. I wanna tell all you kids, do not try this at home, ’cause it’s hard. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of practice, and a lot of different takes.
I also survived circumcision, a barbaric practice designed to remind you as early as possible that your genitals are not your own.
Reconciliation is a deep practice that we can do with our listening and our mindful speech. To reconcile means to bring peace and happiness to nations, people, and members of our family…. In order to reconcile, you have to possess the art of deep listening.
What kind of Yoga do you want to practice, the Yoga of getting or the Yoga of giving?… One enslaves, the other liberates.
Friends open the door for me to write. Then I get paid attention to and it allows me to write other books. The Great Spring and the thirtieth anniversary of Bones just came out and while I’m happy and excited about that, I’ve already finished a new book. That’s what practice does. You don’t get caught.
We must patiently practice every day.
Souls who do not practice prayer are like people whose limbs are paralyzed.
When I would present my work as a student, often I would hear, “Your project is too formal” – it’s too form-based; it’s too form-driven. Which is kind of shocking for a visual practice, for someone to say something discouraging about a focus on an exploration of aesthetics.
Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go on its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you.
For me, this is one of the advantages of not using digital, I never know when I have a good photograph! I practice doubt as a way to push myself into alternative compositions by selective focus, different speeds of exposure, and unusual perspectives.
I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions – a movement against and beyond boundaries. It is that movement which makes education the practice of freedom.
When we’re coming up to the race, the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I always have the same lunch. So that’s before the second practice, before qualifying and before the race, I always have a tuna vegetable risotto. The chef makes it slightly spicy, so there’s a bit of a kick.
Freedom of choice must be brought to bear upon the US Medical practice.
I have a practice of really not talking about the competition. I’m from the old school.
People who don’t see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
This is the practice school of writing. Like running, the more you do it, the better you get at it.
The Islamic world is suffering not only because of external oppression but also because of the loss of its own dignity, of its own heritage, of its own practice of Islam, of its weakening of its own ethics, and many things which are internal to Islam not just external.
He once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, “To get practice in being refused.”
The concept of ‘talent’ is formed under completely abstract criteria, having nothing in common with reality. But the reality is such that I don’t understand chess as a whole. But then again no one understands chess in its entirety. Perhaps talent is something else, in chess it is conditionality.
The Liberals may blather about protecting cultural minorities, but the fact is that undermining the traditional definition of marriage is an assault on multiculturalism and the practices in those communities.
No matter where you’re from, no matter what religion you practice, your ethnicity, race, or anything else – what is it that can bring us together as people? It is, what we call in Hawaii, aloha… sincere, deep love and respect for other people as children of God.
The main factor in meditation is to keep the mind active in its own pursuit without taking in external impressions or thinking of other matters.
The point is not how long you meditate; the point is whether the practice actually brings you to a certain state of mindfulness and presence, where you are a little open and able to connect with your heart essence. And five minutes of wakeful sitting practice is of far greater value than twenty minutes of dozing!
Practice presence — embrace the place where life happens.
Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes even brighter.
The political tactics of division and slander are not our values. They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country.
If you think of spiritual practice as unpleasant work – it is not spiritual practice as I know it.
Daydreaming defeats practice; those of us who browse TV while working out will never reach the top ranks. Paying full attention seems to boost the mind’s processing speed, strengthen synaptic connections, and expand or create neural networks for what we are practicing.
Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties.
Diligently practice identifying yourself as a limitless expression of an unliminted Universe.
The Master said, “To study, and then in a timely fashion to practice what you have learned – is this not satisfying? To have companions arrive from afar – is this not a joy? To remain unrecognized by others and yet remain free of resentment – is this not the mark of the gentleman?”
Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future; practice these acts.
As to diseases, make a habit of two things–to help, or at least to do no harm.
As to diseases, make a habit of two things–to help, or at least to do no harm.
Every time I mess up is a chance to practice.
People today distinguish between knowledge and action and pursue them separately, believing that one must know before he can act… . They say [they will wait] till they truly know before putting their knowledge into practice. Consequently to the end of their lives, they will never act and also will never know.
Try not to have any break in chanting the mantra even for a moment. Continue repeating the mantra while engaged in any task. Chanting in the mind may not always be possible at first, so in the beginning, practice japa by moving the lips incessantly-like a fish drinking water.
Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
People become depressed when they neglect their spiritual practice.
If you resort to violent methods because the other side has destroyed your monastery, for example, you then have lost not only your monastery, but also your special Buddhist practices of detachment, love, and compassion.
If you practice an excellent virtue without perceiving the taste of its aid, do not marvel; for until a man becomes humble, he will not receive a reward for his labor. Recompense is given, not for labor, but for humility.
I’m a Bhakti, meaning I practice devotional yoga and the heart and love, so I say to people, start with your ego and go down to your heart.
This is quotes copyright В© By Pumpkin Limited
This is quotes copyright В© By Pumpkin Limited
Words are but the shell; meditation is the kernel.
The practice is enlightenment. Some people find this idea not to their liking. They want to get enlightenment in a flash. This way they become attached to something that doesn’t exist. Enlightenment isn’t a thing you get.
For too long nurses have been undervalued, restricted in what they could do, with too few career opportunities in clinical practice. For far too long, nurses have endured a pay system that has held them back – both professionally as well as financially.
All the arts are based on the senses. What they do for the person who practices them, and also the persons interested in them, is make that particular sense more active and more acute.
Meditation practice is regarded as a good and in fact excellent way to overcome warfare in the world; our own warfare as well as greater warfare.
I think it is quite untrue that it is standard journalistic practice to name the interviewer when quoting from an interview.
The more practice you have, the less stressful writing is.
I wept my way through teaching practice.
Operating superficially, the mind is random in its activity and stale in its insights and images. However, with practice and experience the mind is freed from the skull, and the fresh and new can appear as though for the first time. It
American society has tried so hard and so ably to defend the practice and theory of production for profit and not primarily for use that now it has succeeded in making its jobs and products profitable and useless.
Sometimes, as practice for trying to convince myself that God exists, I try to convince my shadow that the sun exists.
I want to go to practice. I want to be in the huddles. That’s me.
Your tree pose is going crazy and you’re falling; and your leg is burning; and it feels impossible to maintain any sort of stability practice observing what’s happening instead of getting wrapped up in the circumstance. If you can learn to be easy with your breath in these moments, your body and mind will follow.
In daily practice, the word brand stands as a surrogate for the word reputation. In fact, your brand acts just like a person. When you know a person’s reputation, you can predict his or her behavior. You know what that person is likely to do or say-or not do or say-in any given situation. Your brand works the same way.
Emotional pain rarely comes up for me now. When it does, for sure, I feel it. But then, fortunately, through my life experience and my practices, I’m able to see it for what it is, and I’m able to use the techniques that yoga and Ayurveda have to offer us.
I trained three or four days a week for two and a half months, before they’d even let me near the real dress. And I destroyed two practice dresses completely. They were just ripped to shreds. They looked like cats had gotten a hold of them.
Youth are the leaders of tomorrow. Those who practice the Spiritual Exercises of Eck will know how to lead by the example of love instead of the methods of force and lies, which are the standards of leaders under the spell of the negative force.
He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.
I’m not very good at practice. But if you tell yourself you love the hole and love hitting it on the fairway, it’s a big difference.
We can bring our spiritual practice into the streets, into our communities, when we see each realm as a temple, as a place to discover that which is sacred.
La musique avant toute chose.
Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now.
You practice Monday through Friday in college, or Monday through Saturday in the pro’s – and then you just go out and knock somebody’s head off.
Of course, in pro ball, they never hit the quarterback in practice.
The discipline of practice every day is essential. When I skip a day, I notice a difference in my playing. After two days, the critics notice, and after three days, so does the audience.
Self-awareness is a trait – or maybe ‘practice’ is the more accurate way to put it – that everyone can always improve at. It is part emotional intelligence, part perceptiveness, part critical thinking. It means knowing your weaknesses, of course, but it also means knowing your strengths and what motivates you.
More succinctly put, Inspirational Psychology offers ways to live, learn about, and practice love.
Devotion, as it relates to the title of my memoir, means fidelity – as in fidelity to a person or a practice. I think it’s certainly possible to feel devotion without having faith, at least in the religious sense of the word.
If a man seriously proposes to go in for lifting heavy weights, he should make a point of practising certain lifts every day. This daily practice is essential to the achievement of any real success.
Zazen practice and everyday activity are one thing. We call zazen everyday life, and everyday life zazen.
Writing can be an incredible mindfulness practice.
The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice.
In fact, the most important reforms are those needed, without new laws, at various levels of Government, in work practices and procedures.
Quite honestly, I live in California in the off season. Going off to Green Bay is just like two different walks of life – I hunt, fish, practice with firearms. Back in California, it’s spend time at the beach, go to the movies.
My child, if you want to have a beautiful and happy life… 2 things you need… learn the art of love and practice it with your beloved one.
To fix the thoughts by writing, and subject them to frequent examinations and reviews, is the best method of enabling the mind to detect its own sophisms, and keep it on guard against the fallacies which it practices on others
Practice radical humility when it comes to your own accomplishments, and give credit everywhere except to your ego.
People believe practice makes perfect, but it doesn’t. If you’re making a tremendous amount of mistakes, all you’re doing is deeply ingraining the same mistakes.
Theory attracts practice as the magnet attracts iron.
If you have self-respect, you will take satisfaction in being well groomed and will not allow yourself to perform shabbily. You will continue to work toward high standards and goals to serve others, to continue and to practice self-discipline. You will not compromise your standards or beliefs.
Abortion is an atrocity. Those who practice or praise it are either damn idiots, misguided fools, or treacherous devils.
Through a particular magical practice it is possible to modify the being that has only one element into a being with four elements and to give it an immortal spirit. But a magicial will seldom intervene without good reason, because he is responsible and must justify his actions before Divine Providence.
I entered the classroom with the conviction that it was crucial for me and every other student to be an active participant, not a passive consumer…education as the practice of freedom…. education that connects the will to know with the will to become. Learning is a place where paradise can be created.
Can currently existing religion be disentangled from the misogyny of its texts, its traditions, and its practices? … a resounding NO: misogyny not only pervades the major faiths, it’s baked in.
I keep telling myself I don’t practice enough to be a perfectionist. And I don’t practice enough to get mad. So my temper has subdued and my attitude is subdued.
I have a lot of respect for countries where the practice of democracy is highly developed. I think, however, that each country has to have its own specific features of democracy.
Whoever is willing to enter the magic path should regard it as his sacred duty to practice regular exercises. He ought to be kind, generous and tolerant with his fellow men, but relentless and hard with himself. Only such behavior will be followed by success in magic.
Current intelligence-testing practices require examinees to answer but not to pose questions. In requiring only the answering of questions, these tests are missing a vital half of intelligence- the asking of questions.
Democracy, the practice of self-government, is a covenant among free men to respect the rights and liberties of their fellows.
When immigrants come, the freedom to practice their faith is a guarantee. They may have trouble with their neighbors, but freedom of religion is part of the blueprint for America, and that is the recipe for the religious diversity that we have today.
World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace.
All that is required to become an optimist is to have the goal and to practice it. The more you rehearse optimistic thoughts, the more ‘natural’ and ‘ingrained’ they will become. With time they will be part of you, and you will have made yourself into an altogether different person.
Cervantes said the journey’s better than the end. Practices, to me, were the journey.
For an actor, if you’re not doing a job, you can’t just practice acting. Your instrument is your whole person.
Practice makes an actor excel. It is like cycling and motor driving. It is an art, which can be learnt and practised.
You have to train your mind and your ears, but they’re more like athletic skills. So, part of music you just have to learn those things or you can’t practice the art.
The panorama-city is a ‘theoretical’ (that is, visual) simulacrum, in short a picture, whose condition of possibility is an oblivion and a misunderstanding of practices.
We must not return to the practice of hiding our defects so they may not be seen. That would be neither honest nor revolutionary.
Make a game out of practice, you’re still a child at heart
After a great game or a great practice, man, I feel on top of the world.
By giving our students practice in talking with others, we give them frames for thinking on their own.
If you have fun when you practice, you may also learn more and perform better
Knowledge that is not put into practice is like food that is not digested.
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
We learn to fly not by being fearless, but by the daily practice of courage.
Since the most ancient times, all men, and particularly those who endeavored in the practice of medicine, have brought closer together two natural phenomena of capital importance: illness or fever and fermentation.
Besides, going on tour and playing songs and arranging things, going to practice, it’s all I know to be productive.
I practice self-love, give love, and surround myself with people who bring out the best in me.
I know my players don’t like my practices, but that’s OK because I don’t like their games.
I met Pat Militich when I was a junior in high school when I was 16 and just started training and went from there. I went to the same high school that Pat had attended and he would bring some of his fighters out to wrestling practice to work out and I got to know him that way. I immediately like it.
We believe in fair exchange rates and Japan doesn’t practice that. They have massive U.S. dollar reserves, and they use them to intervene regularly.
By definition, risk-takers often fail. So do morons. In practice it’s difficult to sort them out.
Use the practice of mind and body; in order to make those moves perfectly, you have to pull your mind out of its mundane thoughts and awarenesses and bring it into the body movement.
He said that private practice in medicine ought to be put down by law. When I asked him why, he said that private doctors were ignorant licensed murders.
Confidence is a trait that has to be earned honestly and refreshed constantly; you have to work as hard to protect your skills as you did to develop them. . . The one thing that creative souls around the world have in common is that they all have to practice to maintain their skills. В Art is a vast democracy of habit.
What possibilities exist here? What is presenting itself to me IN THIS MOMENT that I can use? In a very real sense, it’s meditation in motion, the practical application of an esoteric practice. And it relies on the acceptance of serendipity. Serendipity, the effect of accidentally discovering something fortunate
It’s good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can’t be personalized.
There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless.
I’m very keen on having true freedom of expression. True freedom of faith. And free practice of religious faith.
Yet, most every corporate effort to graft this truly innovative practices into their culture has failed because, again and again, people reduce the living practice of AAR’s to a sterile technique.
My writing practice taught me the important thing is steadfastness. It’s not necessarily discipline. Discipline can become a prison. When your spiritual practices become another thing for you to be anxious about, they’ve lost their usefulness.
Abortion sheds that innocent blood. Now, as a servant of the Lord, I dutifully warn those who advocate and practice abortion that they incur the wrath of Almighty God, who declared, “If men… hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her . . . he shall be surely punished.”
I’ve been meditating as part of my yoga practice for so long, I can’t remember when I started.
Youth is the time to study wisdom; old age is the time to practice it.
Sometimes I imagine that there’s a binary division going on in contemporary practice that has to do with chromatic versus diatonic. I notice that I tend to listen in a diatonic sense, that I register a pitch as a member of a diatonic scale, even in a non-tonal context.
There are many good forms of meditation practice. A good meditation practice is any one that develops awareness or mindfulness of our body and our sense, of our mind and heart.
I practice every day. I’ve been doing it since I was eight.
It is not the hours of practice that matter…it’s what you put into the hours that counts.
Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
Writing is like a sport – you only get better if you practice
The Chinese government does not engage in theft of commercial secrets in any form, nor does it encourage or support Chinese companies to engage in such practices in any way.
Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet
Sacredness binds people together, and then blinds them to the arbitrariness of the practice.
When any practice has become the fixed rule of the society in which we live, it is always wise to adhere to that rule, unless it call upon us to do something that is actually wrong. One should not offend the prejudices of the world, even if one is quite sure that they are prejudices.
If, in [Federal Housing Administration] application, black folks were excluded from it, then you have to override that by going after those discriminatory practices.
Good humor isn’t a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.
You can teach all sorts of things that improve the practice of management with people who are managers. What you cannot do is teach management to somebody who is not a manager, the way you cannot teach surgery to somebody whose not a surgeon.
Talent is required, but much of writing is a matter of craft, which develops with time, attention, patience and practice, like playing an instrument or learning to dance.
1,000 cows in the U.S. are alive at night and dead in the morning. These cows on the ground are ground into feed, making their fellows not only carnivores but cannibals. Europe after Mad Cows’ Disease has banned this practice. The U.S has not yet.
You never devote yourself to a teacher. You devote yourself to the practice.
As a total activity – I practice curating, art, architecture, writing, and publishing all together. I still act as a living creature.
Teammates tell me to bring it down a notch in practice or that their hands are hurting. Randy Moss told me I was the first person to ever dislocate one of his fingers.
Study hard, practice hard, play ferociously.
The Muslims have, as everyone else says, the right to practice their religion and they have the right to construct a mosque at ground zero if they wish. What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion, they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that this is causing to so many good people.
Those who cannot remember the pastare condemned to repeat it. or: Those who have never heard of good system development practice are condemned to reinvent it.
A factor that greatly supports the opening of energy in practice is exercise and care of the physical body.
Spelling is very easy to practice yourself whereas signing is not. So I would sit on the subway riding around New York and I would spell whatever I would see. When I watched a movie I would spell words as they came up.
I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.
Perhaps because of this, many have looked at my practice in terms of science and technology, however, for me it is just as informed by Surrealism and mythology.
There are no right and wrong ways to work in this business, but there are some basic common-sense practices. Work very, very hard and always be prepared; never give up; and once you get the job, give them more than they ever expected: – Shine!
I am skeptical in principle, gullible in practice.
Through training, practice, and a deep sense of optimism, architects see opportunities where others only see a void. This has been the driving principle behind Architecture for Humanity since our founding.
A republican government can only be supported by virtue; and the end of all our legislation should be to encourage our fellow citizens in its daily practice.
The beginning point at both conferences must be that everything is a woman’s issue. That means racism in a woman’s issue, just as is anti-Semitism, Palestinian homelessness, rural development, ecology, the persecution of lesbians, and the exploitative practices of global corporations.
When I went to the Studio Museum in Harlem, there was a type of freedom that existed where I didn’t have to think about professors, where I didn’t have to think about much of anything other than my own practice.
The dream is so thick; the Maya is so thick. There’s no magic as long as there’s all this thought. So the first condition for the practice of higher magic is the stopping of thought.
The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropiate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is anВ art that requires practice.
Experience teaches, that men are often so much governed by what they are accustomed to see and practice, that the simplest and most obvious improvements . . . are adopted with hesitation, reluctance, and slow gradations.
The aggregate happiness of the society, which is best promoted by the practice of a virtuous policy, is, or ought to be, the end of all government . . . .
Practice radical humility.” He (or she)who masters the art of humility cannot be humiliated.
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
I had, in my legal practice, often encountered really shocking examples of the devastating impact of the costs of long-term medical care on meagre incomes. And, just before I was elected, I had my own personal experience in paying very considerable bills for my mother’s terminal illness.
Practice like it’s competition and compete like it’s another day on the practice court.
Just open your heart man and accept that people are gay. Thousands, probably millions of people are gay. And until we find a cure – we will practice unconditional love and tolerance towards these people. And we will let them get married because they’re easier to track that way.
How do you write? You write, man, you write, that’s how, and you do it the way the old English walnut tree puts forth leaf and fruit every year by the thousands. . . . If you practice an art faithfully, it will make you wise, and most writers can use a little wising up.
The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world. Goods must be produced, but they must not be distributed. And in practice the only way of achieving this was by continuous warfare.
‘Couch surfing’ refers to the practice of temporarily lodging with a stranger – free of charge, unless you count being incessantly sociable as payment.
There are too many who reverse both the principles and the practice of the Apostles; they become all things to all men, not to serve others, but themselves; and they try all things only to hold fast that which is bad.
When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, and how, through spiritual practice, we can experience progressively deeper levels of inner peace, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice
The structure of your practice is the main reason for your success or lack of success as a coach
Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.
No matter if my dad had to work, or my sister was gone until 7, or I had basketball practice until 8, we always ate together. I think that’s a big part of the Hispanic family, the culture. That is key to our existence, really.
Take a good long look at human beings in their actual practices and motives; bring the utmost psychological and bio-economic factors to bear on making sense of their illusions and delusions. What then would the truth have to be, such that such human beings are FIT TO KNOW IT at all, even provisionally or tentatively?
Loving can be hard. Sometimes we don’t feel loving, but it isn’t all about feeling. Very often it is about will. Practice that if you can.
He is a hypocrite who professes what he does not believe; not he who does not practice all he wishes or approves.
The ‘regular’ school of medicine, as a body, has ignored and will ignore this science, because it discloses the fallacy of their favorite theories and practices and because it reveals unmistakably the direful results of chronic drug poisoning and ill-advised operations.
Winning has to do with gaining personal power through the practice of meditation and mindfulness; not draining your energy on ridiculous things and people.
Often we tell ourselves, “Don’t just sit there, do something!” But when we practice awareness, we discover that the opposite may be more helpful: “Don’t just do something, sit there!”
Female heterosexuality is not a biological drive or an individual women’s erotic attraction or attachment to another human animal which happens to be male. Female heterosexuality is a set of social institutions and practices… Those definitions… are about the oppression and exploitation of women by men.
Vicious habits are so odious and degrading that they transform the individual who practices them into an incarnate demon.
Integrity is the integration of ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs-and behavior. When our behavior is congruent with our professed values, when ideals and practice match up, we have integrity.
From where does this “I” arise? Seek for it within; it then vanishes. This is the pursuit of wisdom. When the mind unceasingly investigates its own nature, it transpires that there is no such thing as mind. This is the direct path for all. The mind is merely thoughts. Of all thoughts the thought “I” is the root.
Something I always try to practice is be anxious for nothing, but let your request be known to God.
I practice kickboxing and Muay Thai right now, like, come on, I’ll take anyone on in the ring. You can punch me in the face all you want, and I’ll hit you back.
nothing is more common than to mistake the sign for the thing itself; nor is any practice more frequent than that of endeavoring to acquire the exterior mark, without once thinking to labor after the interior grace.
When I was general director of City Opera, we were pioneers in the practice of projecting supertitles so that American audiences finally could know what all the singing was about.
Seeing is a gift that comes with practice.
The ancient practice of allowing land to remain fallow for a season is now exploded, and a succession of different crops found preferable. The case is similar with regard to the understanding, which is more relieved by change of study than by total inactivity.
All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.
One who practices jnana yoga has practiced the other yogas for many, many lifetimes.
Children ought to be led to honorable practices by means of encouragement and reasoning, and most certainly not by blows and ill treatment.
You have to practice improvisation, let no one kid you about it!
I am ever with those who practice Kriya Yoga. I will guide you to the
Cosmic Home through your enlarging perceptions.
Cosmic Home through your enlarging perceptions.
Realism is something we practice when we aren’t feeling very well. When we don’t feel up to the extra effort.
A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
Most married couples, even though they love each other very much in theory, tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies, the result of being that they get on each other’s nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting matches over such issues as toaster settings.
If everyone sincerely practices the path of compassion and wisdom, all their problems will be solved. I guarantee this.
When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.
The security provided by a long-held belief system, even when poorly founded, is a strong impediment to progress. General acceptance of a practice becomes the proof of its validity, though it lacks all other merit.
Work sustains us as bodies and it consumes a great deal of energy. The conservation of energy is the component theme of Buddhist practice and yoga. That is why people live in monasteries.
The nature of illusion is that, when you see through it, it disappears.
So “Grand Theft Auto,” for those who don’t know, is the video game series where players pretend to drive cars around these virtual cities, getting points for winning street races and killing people and generally creating mayhem. So, of course, we should make the robots practice driving in a violent, lawless dystopia.
The aim of all spiritual practice is love.
Many an honest man practices upon himself an amount of deceit sufficient, if practised upon another, and in a little different way, to send him to the state prison.
There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That’s not what the American people want to hear.
Never practice without a thought in mind.
We are well aware that religion is not as bad an influence as it was a short time ago, as history is counted. But it is a sufficiently bad influence even in modern times, and its reduced viciousness (in practice) is due plainly enough to its reduced power.
The soldier, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training – sacrifice.
When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.
Routines may include taking a warm bath or a relaxing walk in the evening, or practicing meditation/relaxation exercises. Psychologically, the completion of such a practice tells your mind and body that the day’s work is over and you are free to relax and sleep.
If you look around the world, the countries with the best environmental practices are the wealthiest. There’s a reason for that. If you’re worried about where your next meal is going to come from or shelter over your head, your focus is on those things.
Agreeing to draws in the middlegame, equal or otherwise, deprives you of the opportunity to practice playing endgames, and the endgame is probably where you need the most practice.
To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.
To preserve the integrity of the tradition, we have to distinguish between what is central to that integrity and what is peripheral. We have to discern between what elements are vital for the survival of dharma practice and what are alien cultural artefacts that might obstruct that survival.
I sometimes tell students the only guarantee you’ve got is the music and no-one can take that away from you. Only you can take that away from you-by not practicing and not putting in enough elbow grease. The more you put into your music, the more your passion for it will grow.
They say films they are made by computers. There are computer programs to see statistically what people are more interested in, and they practice computer combinations in these things to try to have more viewers.
Self-love is the foundation of our loving practice. Without it our other efforts to love fail. Giving ourselves love we provide our inner being with the opportunity to have the unconditional love we may have always longed to receive from someone else.
If a person sets out to practice meditation in this lifetime and they have a little bit of spiritual evolution behind them and they’re quite dedicated, it really is not at all an impossible task to enter into salvakalpa samadhi in this particular lifetime.
What can cake teach you about life? That practice makes perfect, and if you try something once, it probably won’t be perfect, and you have to keep working on it if you want to be good at it.
Torture, including practices like waterboarding, violates the legal and moral standards of all civilized nations.
These practices – non-killing, truthfulness, non-stealing, chastity, and non-receiving – are to be practised by every man, woman, and child; by every soul, irrespective of nation, country, or position.
A mind that practices love cannot love.
Resignation is, to some extent, spoiled for me by the fact that it is so entirely conformable to the laws of common-sense. I should like just a little more of the supernatural in the practice of my favorite virtue.
So much of life is a negotiation – so even if you’re not in business, you have opportunities to practice all around you.
I work hard. I like to practice. I like to win. I want to be the best.
Apology is the practice of extending ourselves because we value the relationship more than we value the need to be right.
Yoga practice can make us more and more sensitive to subtler and subtler sensations in the body. Paying attention to and staying with finer and finer sensations within the body is one of the surest ways to steady the wandering mind.
Most days, I practice piano in the mornings and I spend the rest of the day painting.
The very practice of reading [the Bible] will have a purifying effect upon your mind and heart. Let nothing take the place of this daily exercise.
If we once get above our Bibles and cease making the written Word of God our sole rule both as to faith and practice, we shall soon lie open to all manner of delusion and be in great danger of making shipwreck of faith and a good conscience.
I was never one of those kids that felt like I had to go to practice or that I was being made to go to practice or forced to play the game. Baseball was a natural fit for me.
While the easiest way in metaphysics is to condemn all metaphysics as nonsense, the easiest way in morals is to elevate the common practice of the community into a moral absolute.
Some men, who begin by saying that the world is a hell, often end by saying that it is a heaven when they succeed in the practice of self-control.
A genius! For 37 years I’ve practised fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!
Feminism is the theory, lesbianism is the practice.
I was conscripted to military service, and my gut feeling was to refuse to serve. I did not want to kill other people. This seemed to me wrong, if not in principle, so at least in practice.
When pain is accepted for what it is, a lesson and a warning, and deeply looked into and heeded, the separation between pain and pleasure breaks down, both become just experience – painful when resisted, joyful when accepted.
Many frequently change their principles, but seldom their practices.
But I, Caesar, have not sought to amass wealth by the practice of my art, having been rather contented with a small fortune and reputation, than desirous of abundance accompanied by a want of reputation.
I only lie for sex or money or to practice for when I need to lie for sex or money.
Jack Lambert is mean and relentless wherever he goes, on and off the field! I do remember many times he would chase me in practice but no way would I let him catch me.
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
Artists are visionaries. We routinely practice a form of faith, seeing clearly and moving toward a creative goal that shimmers in the distance – often visible to us, but invisible to those around us.
The industrial world would be a more peaceful place if workers were called in as collaborators in the process of establishing standards and defining shop practices, matters which surely affect their interests and well-being fully as much as they affect those of employers and consumers.
If someone says that they have to ‘tolerate’ cultural differences and cultural groupings different from themselves then that may make it difficult, at the same time, to condemn unjust practices within those cultures.
I think most writers have to have a practice of writing. For me it is very early in the morning. I try to make it a separate world from the rest of my life.
Watercolour is probably the most satisfying of all mediums. Although difficult in the beginning, after practice its mysteries will unfold, providing the utmost pleasure for the dedicated.
Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning…They have to play with what they know to be true in order to find out more, and then they can use what they learn in new forms of play.
There is no essential difference between sticking pins into a wax image of an enemy and burning candles in front of a wax image of the Virgin. You may think that both these practices are gross superstition, but you can hardly think that one is real and potent and deny reality and potency to the other.
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
When asked if I consider myself Buddhist, the answer is, Not really. But it’s more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don’t practice or preach it, however.
The great thing about my parents is they didn’t preach anything they didn’t practice.
It is a noteworthy fact that not one of the women to whom I have spoken so far believes in abortion as a practice; but it is principle for which they are standing. They also believe that the complete abolition of the abortion law will shortly do away with abortions, as nothing else will.
The practice of S/M is the creation of pleasure…. And that’s why S/M is really a subculture. It’s a process of invention. S/M isthe use of a strategic relationship as a source of pleasure.
Religions are not revealed: they are evolved. If a religion were revealed by God, that religion would be perfect in whole and in part, and would be as perfect at the first moment of its revelation as after ten thousand years of practice. There has never been a religion which fulfills those conditions.
I have myself, for many years, made it a practice to read through the Bible once ever year…. My custom is, to read four to five chapters every morning immediately after rising from my bed. I employs about an hour of my time.
Now the way of life that I preach is a habit to be acquired gradually by long and steady repetition. It is the practice of living for the day only, and for the day’s work.
I want the French people to respect values that allow each individual to practice his or her faith, but in the frame of our common rules of secularism.
See yourself in the practice you are not able to access right now. Imagine yourself in it.
Let no one imagine that in owning a recording he has the music. The very practice of music is a celebration that we own nothing.
A symptom of the revolution: When we state something is impossible in theory, but then change our minds when we discover that it is possible in practice.
The art of dressing is the art we all practice
One thing that previous practice doesn’t always make perfect: Marriage.
It’s one thing to make a choice. It’s another to put that choice into practice.
Feminism is a theory, lesbianism is a practice.
When I open my eyes I must sigh, for what I see is contrary to my religion, and I must despise the world which does not know that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
A lot of people have realized that a good spiritual practice and a good meditation practice have real benefit. ItвЂ™s not just something nice to do to make the universe happy.
Meditation is not spacing-out or running away. In fact, it is being totally honest with ourselves.
This country wants to live in the illusion that it is tolerant but also wants to be able to practice intolerance.
Because most of my career in the classroom has been at art schools (beginning at Bennington in the 1970s), I am hyper-aware of the often grotesque disconnect between commentary on the arts and the actual practice or production of the arts.
There was our father, the heart we knew held all of us. Held us heavily and desperately, the doors of his heart opening and closing with the rapidity of stops on an instrument, the quiet felt closures, the ghostly fingering, practice and practice and then, incredibly, sound and melody and warmth.
Never tell a lie-except for practice.
When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.
For me, drawing is a way of navigating the imagination and it remains the fundamental vehicle of my practice. Drawing allows me to be at my most inventive.
I’ll put an end to the idea that a woman’s body belongs to her… Nazi ideals demand that the practice of abortion shall be exterminated with a strong hand.
The most pernicious of absurdities is that weak, blind, stupid faith is better than the constant practice of every human virtue.
Few sports has as great a disparity between the time committed in practice and time actually spent in game or race conditions.
It’s impossible to separate our contemporary practice of the death penalty from our history around race and slavery, and specifically, lynching. Where lynchings were happening 100 years ago is where executions are happening today. And that’s a haunting and eerie thing.
You don’t train for only the 100-meter dash and you don’t practice only the excerpts. When I prepared for auditions, I spent most of my time each day on scales and exercises to be my best in basic musicianship, and only a half-hour or so on the actual excerpts I’d be playing.
I asked, “What are words?” The tenzo said, “One, two, three, four, five.” I asked again, “What is practice?” “Nothing in the entire universe is hidden.”
All kinds of performance practices have a certain register of power or solemnity.
Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.
It hurts every day when you practice hard. Plus, when this decathlon is over, I got the rest of my life to recuperate. Who cares how bad it hurts?
I am now convinced that we evangelicals have often seriously misrepresented the beliefs and practices of the Mormon community… Let me state it bluntly to the LDS folks here this evening: We have sinned against you.
The IFP is here to put into practice what we preach.
Your anxiety is your baby. You have to take care of it. You have to go back to yourself, recognize the suffering in you, embrace the suffering, and you get relief. And if you continue with your practice of mindfulness, you understand the roots, the nature of the suffering, and you know the way to transform it.
You have to always keep conditioning. My coach used to say, “You play like you practice.” If you practice s – -ty, you’re going to play s – -ty.
The only problem that occurs in the practice of tantra is when you don’t practice tantra and fool yourself. You get caught up in powerful vortexes of negative energy which pull you into the lower bardo regions … into the mud.
You’re not only the spotlight in which you perform, but the shadows where you practice.
In practice it is possible to determine directly the skin colour and hence the ethnic affiliations of the ancient Egyptians by microscopic analysis in the laboratory; I doubt if the sagacity of the researchers who have studied the question has overlooked the possibility.
When we let go of our battles and open our hearts to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice.
Learning to trust our intuition is an art form, and like all other art forms, it takes practice to perfect.
To put into practice the teachings of our holy faith, it is not enough to convince ourselves that they are true; we must love them. Love united to faith makes us practice our religion.
I practice Buddhism, so I meditate daily, which helps keep me centered and reminds me not to get my knickers in a twist over the things that are not within my control. There is a saying: “If it can be changed, then no need to worry; if it can’t be changed, then no need to worry!”
Out of the past come the standards for judging the present; standards in turn to be shaped by the practice of present-day dramatists into broader standards for the next generation.
If we were to put into practice what we know … but that is the point.
If through practice of insight you develop a sense of ease, then time has no relevance. If you’re miserable, time does matter. It’s so unbearable, so enormous you want to get out of it as soon as possible.
Everything is useful which contributes to fix the principles and practices of virtue.
I made it, Ma – Carnegie Hall. And I didn’t have to practice.
As it is in the body, so it is in the mind; practice makes it what it is, and most even of those excellencies, what are looked on as natural endowments, will be found, when examined into more narrowly, to be the product of exercise, and to be raised to that pitch, only by repeated actions.
[I]n the next place, to show that unless these departments be so far connected and blended as to give to each a constitutional control over the others, the degree of separation which the maxim requires, as essential to a free government, can never in practice be duly maintained.
A true master has developed, in their inner practices and studies, certain powers. These powers are sometimes of the miraculous nature, the transmission of attention.
When LeBron James shows up at your doorstep, you’re going to let him practice with your team if not join the team.
To me, bringing mindfulness-bas ed practices to students, teachers and parents is some of the most important work we can be doing. If we can help the next generation become more self-aware, empathetic and emotionally resilient, they will bring their wisdom to healing the earth and creating a more peaceful world.
Most people donвЂ™t question the practice of eating meat. Many of these people care about animals and the environment, some deeply. But for some reason-force of habit, cultural norms, resistance to change-there is a fundamental disconnect whereby these feelings donвЂ™t translate into changes of behavior.
No man has ever been born a Negro hater,
a Jew hater, or any other kind of hater.
Nature refuses to be involved in such
a Jew hater, or any other kind of hater.
Nature refuses to be involved in such
Directing ain’t about drawing a neat little picture and showing it to the cameraman. I didn’t want to go to film school. I didn’t know what the point was. The fact is, you don’t know what directing is until the sun is setting and you’ve got to get five shots and you’re only going to get two.
The ability to handle stress increases with the practice of meditation. In a culture like ours in which inner, spiritual growth is totally neglected in favor of materialistic pursuits, we might have something to learn from the Hare Krishna devotees’ meditational practices.
With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life.
In fact, a person always finds when he begins to practice meditation that all sorts of problems are brought out. Any hidden aspects of your personality are brought out into the open, for the simple reason that for the first time you are allowing yourself to see your state of mind as it is.
It was really impossible to break through in Russia. We couldn’t buy any balls. We really didn’t have any courts, no rackets, nothing. And no people to practice with.
Mastery in work and in life is about committing yourself to being excellent in everything you do, no matter how small and no matter if no one is watching. Do you practice excellence in your most private moments?
By doing things when you are too tired, by pushing yourself farther than you thought you could – like running the track after a two-hour practice – you become a competitor. Each time you go beyond your perceived limit, you become mentally stronger.
World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace
We cannot carry the gospel to the poor and lowly while emulating the practices of the rich and powerful. WeвЂ™ve been invited into a story that begins with humility and ends with glory; never the other way around.
Values heavily influence the practice of health habits. For example, exercise for women may be considered desirable in one culture but undesirable in another.(Donovan, Jessor, Costa, 1991) As a result, patterns among women will differe greatly between two cultures.
In order to ‘hold fast’ to something, one must allow oneself to be held to something. That commitment may be one of the hardest things to practice in a world of so much choice.
Clearly the path of mitzvot is a form of meditation. The intention to act impeccably requires complete dedication and unwavering attention. I was also impressed with LUzzato’s insistence that mitzvot practice is joyful.
My spirituality is parochial, terrestrial. I do qualify as a W.I.T.C.H. , but my irrecular practice and impromptu rituals don’t aim at producing any dramatic results except, perhaps, in me.
War, like most other things, is a science to be acquired and perfected by diligence, by perserverance, by time, and by practice.
The practice of any art demands more than ‘mere savoir faire’. One must not only be in love with what one does, one must also know how to make love. In love self is obliterated. Only the beloved counts.
I make no effort to predict the course of general business or the stock market. Period. However, currently there are practices snowballing in the security markets and business world which, while devoid of short term predictive value, bother me as to possible long term consequences.
Different schools of Zen have evolved, principally the Rinzai and Soto orders. A whole hierarchy has developed for the teaching and practice of Zen. Zen has become, to a certain degree, institutionalized.
The notion that the records of government are the property of the people is radically democratic, but it is broken in practice.
How much the making of a garden, no matter how small, adds to the joy of living, only those who practice the arts and the science can know.
Last week I was in London at an awards show, then I flew home and was in an RV park with my wife and kids in our motorhome, this week I’m in NY doing a charity event, and tomorrow I’ll be coaching my daughters soccer practice. I guess the range of roles I play on film stem from the range of roles I play in real life.
Food affects the mind. For the practice of any kind of yoga, vegetarianism is absolutely necessary since it makes the mind more pure and harmonious.
Mindfulness means that as we go through the day we learn to gain control of our mind, our emotions. We learn to conserve energy in a variety of simple and complicated ways that we learned in Buddhist practice.
Engineering is a creative practice.
We’re talking about race. It’s ideology, it’s a mode of policy. It’s a practice. And it intertwines with class in a very specific way to create something very distinctive that we see now being legitimated in the United States by fascists who absolutely are unapologetic about what they’re saying.
[It is] a historic step toward eliminating the shameful practice of racial discrimination in the selection of juries.
We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world’s people share the benefits of globalization.
We need to be sincere in our practice, but at the same time we can’t take ourselves too seriously.
No one can give you magickal powers. You have to earn them.
There is only one way to do this. Practice, practice, practice!
There is only one way to do this. Practice, practice, practice!
Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.
True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.
Showing the addiction and unusual sexual practices are ways of just outlining a much bigger character trait.
I’m so grateful forВ Living the Questions.В These progressive voices offer less rigid and more expansive approaches to Christian faith, and make room for people who practice critical thinking and question the gatekeepers. They help us see that questioning the gatekeepers is exactly what Jesus was all about.
Like I said, repetition in practice and hard work.
“Comfort” is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being “comfortable”.
How much would our churches be transformed if each of us made it a practice to thank God for others and then to tell those others what it is about them that we thank God for?
Live shows are fun – sometimes. But you have to practice for months on end.
This guy (Pat Robertson) obviously wants to be a prophet so bad. I wonder if he walks around at home dressed up in a bed sheet, talking Aramaic, maybe parting the waters in the bathtub occasionally, just to keep in practice?
I’m not going to change my religious practice to get one vote, but I know how to take an oath and uphold the law, and if you elect me I will uphold the law.
As you move through the application process, keep refining the way you present yourself. Like any skill, you’ll only get better with practice, and you’ll only hurt yourself if you get discouraged too early. This is one race that’s definitely a marathon, not a sprint.