I found this quote from Martha Graham yesterday while flipping through O magazine. It really resonated with me, knowing that I am dedicating the entire month of November to practice. Just one day before Mike and I leave. I am excited, but also nervous.
"I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
To practice means to perform, in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired."