Thursday, October 26, 2006

Abhyasa

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."

2 comments:

jude said...

Hey Jill happy to know you arrived safe and sound. Aunt Lisa and I just checked out your site and your words put a smile in our hearts. Namaste, Mom (judy) Aunt Lisa

Mary Jo said...

Hey Jill, it sounds like you and Mike are finding your way around India with ease. I love the pictures on your blog, it keeps you close in our hearts.

Stay safe and have fun.

Love Aunt MJ