Nobody’s Perfect so why Practice?

“If practice makes perfect, but nobody is perfect. Then Why Practice?”

This was a question I once heard during a group conversation. It was several years ago, and I was not prepared for such a question. Quite honestly, it completely stumped me. And over the years I have found myself pondering that very question.

Buddha aspires
Perfection only exists within the idea of what’s perfect.

Perfection is in the Journey

We practice towards perfection, not for the attainment of perfection. But for the growth of the experience. I practice because I want to be better than I am.

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Time to Pick Up the Pieces See what I’ve Gained

This past year has been an inspiring life changing year for me. It was during this past year that this whole ‘Journey in Principles’ idea has begun to take form. Even with more than 13 plus years in 12 Step recovery. I have gained more self-awareness and more direction over this past year.

The changes I have made in the past year have been fruitful. They have consisted of taking on a new physical challenge with my eating and exercise habits. Finding a routine that has been working for me through

both my slow season and my busy season. I learned to step back a little from individual service positions. While still being able to share my Continue reading “Time to Pick Up the Pieces See what I’ve Gained”

Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!

Today I am reminded, “It’s Okay!” This morning was much like every other morning. Wake up, lie in bed until the last possible minute. Get up shower, take my son to school.  Come back – finally, fix my morning cup of coffee – get the younger two girls ready.  Of course, this morning I walk in, and they’re trying to clean up a good amount of milk spilled on the table.  I take over the clean up and try to direct them back to finishing their breakfast and getting ready.  My wife comes downstairs, and now we’re both trying to hurry them to get ready.  We finish our morning routine; they hurry out the door.

I take my coffee and move upstairs to finish getting ready.  I’m only running about 5 minutes behind schedule at this point.  I go into the meditation room and try to quiet my mind as I prepare to meditate.  As Continue reading “Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!”